What does topic mean?

Definitions for topic
ˈtɒp ɪktop·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subject, topic, theme(noun)

    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, matter(noun)

    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. topic(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From topica, from τοπικός, from .

  2. topic(Noun)

    discussion thread

    Etymology: From topica, from τοπικός, from .

  3. topic(Adjective)

    topical

    Etymology: From topica, from τοπικός, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Topic(noun)

    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. Topic(noun)

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

  3. Topic(noun)

    an argument or reason

  4. Topic(noun)

    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. Topic(noun)

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

  6. Topic(adj)

    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. onlineibusiness:

    HOW ONLINE LEARNING WORKS? Online learning is the hot topic these days as millions of dollars are being invested in new technologies, such as the Internet, with the expectation that education at all levels will be revolutionized. Newspapers now have feature sections about the Internet and technology-related self-help books are proliferating.

  2. Patrick Ky:

    We know this is going to be the most difficult topic in our recommendations, but we really believe that if nothing is done ... then the risk is still high of having pilots who are medically unfit ... continuing to be pilots, when lawmakers see the balance between the right to protect personal information and the right of the public to be safely transported, I am pretty sure there are ways to deal with it.

  3. Gesa Reimelt:

    If society wants e-mobility and if they want it fast, then charging infrastructure is really a topic, it's really a challenge... and it would help if governments would invest in infrastructure.

  4. Ben Carson:

    It seems to be a topic -- a person's sexual orientation -- that is of fair amount of concern to you. I don't find it to be anywhere near as interesting, i think it's a personal issue and we ought to leave it as a personal issue.

  5. Angus Paterson:

    The more momentum this [topic] gets, the more were keen to say that we know this is a relatively small issue, and there are far bigger issues for women around the world! Its just that the more those who have a platform are able to call out the little inequalities (like pockets!) the more we hope the bigger issues can be alleviated for women globally as well.

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