What does topic mean?

Definitions for topic
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.

  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.

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. 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. Elle Fanning:

    I think people aren't as educated on the topic as they should be. They need to understand exactly what it is, it's not an option, it's actually just who the person is, it's who they are inside, so why would you prevent someone from being who they are?

  2. Nipsey Hussle:

    Nobody wanted to give me that chance, but now this topic makes sense. I was trying to warn you what was going on in the world today, i want these companies to stop looking at streams, if somebody has something powerful to say.

  3. Andrew Bremberg:

    As the world's leading advocate for human rights we call upon all governments to demonstrate the same level of transparency and accountability that the U.S. and our democratic partners practice, we are not above scrutiny; however, any HRC resolution on this topic that calls out countries by name should be inclusive, noting the many countries where racism is a problem.

  4. Sigrid Heudorf:

    In Germany, the topic of the demographic shift is a big problem, we have a big challenge of attracting employees and making them loyal to us.

  5. David Centner:

    However, due to voluminous anecdotal reports in circulation on this latter topic, we must err on the side of caution when making decisions that may impact the health of the school community. Until there are definitive and scientifically proven studies that refute these reports, we need to do what is best for our students and staff.

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. inexpiable
    • B. tantamount
    • C. tenebrous
    • D. sesquipedalian

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