topic

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noun top·ic \ˈtä-pik\

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 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 English Language Learners

topic

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noun top·ic \ˈtä-pik\

Definition of topic for English Language Learners

  • : someone or something that people talk or write about


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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