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Definitions of topic

  1. The art of discovering arguments. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. some situation or event that is thought about; "he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An argument or reason. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An external local application or remedy, as a plaster, a blister, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A subject of discourse or argument: a matter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. A subject of discourse. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A subject of discourse; a theme. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The subject of discourse, argument or treatise; a remedy to be applied outwardly to a particular part of the body. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A subject of discourse or argument; a general head; in logic, one of the various general forms of argument to be employed in probable, as distinguished from demonstrative, reasoning. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Topical. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for topic

  1. The speech was listened to with great attention, and became the topic of conversation in all circles at Rome, and even Bishops of the other party paid a high tribute to it. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  2. Of course they had only one topic in common: " Seen your brother lately?" – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
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