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topos

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noun, to·pos \ˈtō-ˌpäs, ˈtä-\

Definition of topos

plural topoi play \-ˌpȯi\

  1. :  a traditional or conventional literary or rhetorical theme or topic



Origin of topos

Greek, short for koinos topos, literally, common place


First Known Use: 1936

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