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Definition of "topic" []

  • The subject of a speech, essay, thesis, or discourse. (noun)
  • A subject of discussion or conversation. (noun)
  • A subdivision of a theme, thesis, or outline. See Synonyms at subject. (noun)
  • Linguistics A word or phrase in a sentence, usually providing information from previous discourse or shared knowledge, that the rest of the sentence elaborates or comments on. Also called theme. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "topic" in a sentence
  • "I've been setting the value fo the parent using passed URL params when the template is used to create a page. % META { "parent" format = "$topic" dontrecurse = "on"} % displays the parent of a topic:"
  • "$topic (35, ...) to truncate overly long topic names."
  • "Chinese friends become silent when a certain topic is mentioned, or dismiss it with a few words."