Definition of topic in English:

topic

Syllabification: top·ic
Pronunciation: /ˈtäpik
 
/

noun

1A matter dealt with in a text, discourse, or conversation; a subject: her favorite topic of conversation is her partner
More example sentences
  • Unfortunately, one of the topics of conversation was to be the new guy asleep in the corner.
  • The conversation turns to other topics, but by that point I've drifted off into my own thoughts.
  • Where to go on holiday, parenting advice and bad days at work are among the other hot topics of conversation.
Synonyms
subject, subject matter, theme, issue, matter, point, talking point, question, concern, argument, thesis, text, keynote
1.1 Linguistics That part of a sentence about which something is said, typically the first major constituent.
More example sentences
  • First, the empty topic is in general a discourse rather than a sentence phenomenon.
  • The reviewer is perforce required to deal with major themes and how topics within them are treated.

Origin

late 15th century (originally denoting a set or book of general rules or ideas): from Latin topica, from Greek ta topika, literally 'matters concerning commonplaces' (the title of a treatise by Aristotle), from topos 'a place'.

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