topic

noun top·ic \ ˈtä-pik \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of topic

1 a : the subject of a discourse or of a section of a discourse
b : a heading in an outlined argument or exposition
2 a : argument, reason
b : one of the general forms of argument employed in probable reasoning

Examples of topic in a Sentence

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

  2. topics such as health and fitness

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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



TOPIC Defined for English Language Learners

topic

noun

Definition of topic for English Language Learners

  • : someone or something that people talk or write about


TOPIC Defined for Kids

topic

noun top·ic \ ˈtä-pik \

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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