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off-topic

Syllabification: off-top·ic

Definition of off-topic in English:

adjective & adverb

(Especially of posts on an Internet message board) not relevant to the subject in question: [as adjective]: his second comment is entirely off-topic [as adverb]: you’re drifting off-topic
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  • Reviews can also be removed for being too crass, off topic or unhelpful.
  • My apologies to the good people at Warner Independent for going completely off topic here.
  • Hmm, I appear to have gone slightly off topic.

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