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noun top·ic \ˈtä-pik\

Simple Definition of topic

  • : someone or something that people talk or write about

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of topic

  1. 1a :  one of the general forms of argument employed in probable reasoningb :  argument, reason

  2. 2a :  a heading in an outlined argument or expositionb :  the subject of a discourse or of a section of a discourse

Examples of topic in a sentence

  1. He is comfortable discussing a wide range of topics.

  2. topics such as health and fitness



Origin of topic

Latin Topica Topics (work by Aristotle), from Greek Topika, from topika, neuter plural of topikos of a place, of a topos, from topos place, topos


First Known Use: circa 1569

Rhymes with topic



TOPIC Defined for Kids

topic

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noun top·ic \ˈtä-pik\

Definition of topic for Students

  1. :  the subject of something that is being discussed or has been written or thought about <She didn't like talking about it and tried to change the topic.>





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