What does topic mean?

Definitions for topic
ˈtɒp ɪktop·ic

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word topic.

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.

  2. topicnoun

    discussion thread

  3. topicadjective

    topical

  4. Etymology: From topica, from τοπικός, from.

Wikipedia

  1. topic

    The BID 770 was a British-built electronic cryptography device, codenamed TOPIC. It was also used by Canada's foreign service under the codename TENEC. TOPIC was brought into service in 1977, and became obsolete in 1995. TOPIC was used to protect telegraph traffic, and replaced the earlier mechanical system called ROCKEX. It could be operated in both on- and off-line modes. Weighing 65 lb, the machine used diode–transistor logic instead of single transistors.

ChatGPT

  1. topic

    A topic is a subject or theme that serves as the basis for a discussion, conversation, piece of writing, or other method of communication or expression. It constitutes the main idea or focus around which any dialogue or material revolves.

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

Wikidata

  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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. TOPIC

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Topic is ranked #83834 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Topic surname appeared 224 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Topic.

    99.5% or 223 total occurrences were White.

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. picot

  2. cop it

  3. optic

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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. Nadal Power:

    The governor's office is working with leaders to come up with a solution tomorrow. Aside from the main topic, the oil tax, we must come up with a solution even it if is temporary, we are facing an emergency situation in terms of public transportation and a solution must be found.

  2. Leandro Feal:

    They tried to impose a moratorium on the topic, but we have artists who are getting imprisoned.

  3. 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.

  4. Debbie Haskins:

    As a grass roots organization we are committed to keeping our youth, our roadways, and public safe. Whenever a state looks at changing its culture by legalizing a drug, we need to think about the societal costs. VT will hopefully have a spirited discussion in 2015 that we hope will bring science, research and thoughtful discourse to a complicated topic, we hope that VT’ers care enough to have this discussion based on science, rather than emotion or for money.

  5. Derek Lyons:

    That evidence could then be leveraged to … gain access to additional machines, georgia was the topic of discussion at that time.

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