What does topic mean?

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ˈtɒp ɪktop·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subject, topic, themenoun

    the subject matter of a conversation or discussion

    "he didn't want to discuss that subject"; "it was a very sensitive topic"; "his letters were always on the theme of love"

  2. topic, subject, issue, matternoun

    some situation or event that is thought about

    "he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police"

Wiktionary

  1. topicnoun

    Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest.

    Etymology: From topica, from τοπικός, from .

  2. topicnoun

    discussion thread

    Etymology: From topica, from τοπικός, from .

  3. topicadjective

    topical

    Etymology: From topica, from τοπικός, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Topicnoun

    one of the various general forms of argument employed in probable as distinguished from demonstrative reasoning, -- denominated by Aristotle to`poi (literally, places), as being the places or sources from which arguments may be derived, or to which they may be referred; also, a prepared form of argument, applicable to a great variety of cases, with a supply of which the ancient rhetoricians and orators provided themselves; a commonplace of argument or oratory

  2. Topicnoun

    a treatise on forms of argument; a system or scheme of forms or commonplaces of argument or oratory; as, the Topics of Aristotle

  3. Topicnoun

    an argument or reason

  4. Topicnoun

    the subject of any distinct portion of a discourse, or argument, or literary composition; also, the general or main subject of the whole; a matter treated of; a subject, as of conversation or of thought; a matter; a point; a head

  5. Topicnoun

    an external local application or remedy, as a plaster, a blister, etc

  6. Topicadjective

    topical

Freebase

  1. Topic

    Topic is a chocolate bar made by Mars, Incorporated in France and sold throughout Europe. It contains hazelnuts, nougat and caramel. The bar was first introduced in 1962. In the UK it was advertised with the line "A Hazelnut in Every Bite" The chocolate bar was promoted in a series of radio advertisements broadcast in 2002 with the strapline "A joy to eat, but a bitch to make". These adverts featured actors Simon Pegg and Mark Heap who both appeared in the cult British TV comedy Spaced. The Topic was removed from boxes of Celebrations in 2006, along with Twix.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Topic

    top′ik, n. a subject of discourse or argument: a matter.—adj. Top′ical, pertaining to a place: local: relating to a topic or subject: relating to things of local interest.—adv. Top′ically, with reference to a particular place or topic. [Fr.,—Low L.,—Gr. ta topika, the general principles of argument—topos, a place.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'topic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3924

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'topic' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3603

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'topic' in Nouns Frequency: #1045

Anagrams for topic »

  1. optic

  2. cop it

  3. picot

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of topic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of topic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of topic in a Sentence

  1. Andreas Scheuer:

    This result has shown a lot of protest voters have expressed discontent on the biggest issue - the refugee topic - so all of the established parties that stood for election in the three states need to draw the conclusion 'we have understood'.

  2. Wai Ling Yeung:

    There is a line between whether he's been abusive to students and whether he has a right to freedom to express himself on a topic which is widely discussed.

  3. Chief Financial Officer David Chang:

    Our chairman has chatted about the topic internally, still, the chances of an actual takeover are not big as Asustek is a company that has depended on organic growth.

  4. Aretha Franklin:

    My aunt did not ask Jasper Williams Jr. to eulogize her before she passed away because dying is a topic that she never discussed with anyone, however, there were several people that my aunt admired that would have been outstanding individuals to deliver her eulogy including Dr. William J. Barber, Rev. Al Sharpton, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Rev. James Holley and Pastor E.L. Branch.

  5. Guy Pearce:

    I very much understand it’s too sensitive a topic to be brushed off, i addressed and handled the situation when it took place, hence my regret at making it public now.

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. proprietary
    • B. eloquent
    • C. occlusive
    • D. ravening

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