Definition of Topic. Meaning of Topic. Synonyms of Topic

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Definition of Topic

Topic
Topic Top"ic, n. [F. topiques, pl., L. topica the title of a work of Aristotle, Gr. topika`, fr. topiko`s of or for place, concerning to`poi, or commonplaces, fr. to`pos a place.] (a) One of the various general forms of argument employed in probable as distinguished from demonstrative reasoning, -- denominated by Aristotle to`poi (literally, places), as being the places or sources from which arguments may be derived, or to which they may be referred; also, a prepared form of argument, applicable to a great variety of cases, with a supply of which the ancient rhetoricians and orators provided themselves; a commonplace of argument or oratory. (b) pl. A treatise on forms of argument; a system or scheme of forms or commonplaces of argument or oratory; as, the Topics of Aristotle. These topics, or loci, were no other than general ideas applicable to a great many different subjects, which the orator was directed to consult. --Blair. In this question by [reason] I do not mean a distinct topic, but a transcendent that runs through all topics. --Jer. Taylor. 2. An argument or reason. [Obs.] Contumacious persons, who are not to be fixed by any principles, whom no topics can work upon. --Bp. Wilkins. 3. The subject of any distinct portion of a discourse, or argument, or literary composition; also, the general or main subject of the whole; a matter treated of; a subject, as of conversation or of thought; a matter; a point; a head. 4. (Med.) An external local application or remedy, as a plaster, a blister, etc. [Obsoles.] --Wiseman.
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Topic Top"ic, a. Topical. --Drayton. Holland.

Meaning of Topic from wikipedia

- Topics is a book by Aristotle. From then on, topic, topics, TOPIC, topical, topicality or Topix may refer to: In topic-based authoring, a topic is a discrete...
- A topic map is a standard for the representation and interchange of knowledge, with an emphasis on the findability of information. Topic maps were originally...
- processing, a topic model is a type of statistical model for discovering the abstract "topics" that occur in a collection of do****ents. Topic modeling is...
- In expository writing, a topic sentence is a sentence that summarizes the main idea of a paragraph. It is usually the first sentence in a paragraph. Also...
- linguistics, the topic, or theme, of a sentence is what is being talked about, and the comment (rheme or focus) is what is being said about the topic. This division...
- Hot Topic (stylized as HOT TOPIC) is a retail chain specializing in counterculture-related clothing and accessories, as well as licensed music. The stores...
- off-topic if it is not within the bounds of the current discussion, and on-topic if it is. Even on very specialized forums and lists, off-topic posting...
- 101 (pronounced "one-oh-one") is a topic for beginners in any area. It has all the basic principles and concepts that are expected in a particular field...
- Velibor Topić (born 24 July 1970 in Mostar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Bosnian and British actor. He is known for his roles in Snatch...
- Tobias Topic (Croatian: Topić; born 23 March 1992), also known mononymously as Topic (/ˈtɒpɪk/), is a German DJ, producer and musician. His song "Home"...