Simple Definition of topic
: someone or something that people talk or write about
Examples of topic in a sentence
He is comfortable discussing a wide range of topics.
topics such as health and fitness
Origin and Etymology 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
TOPIC Defined for Kids
Definition of topic for Students
: 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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