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TOPIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does topic mean? 

TOPIC (noun)
  The noun TOPIC has 2 senses:

1. the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
2. some situation or event that is thought about

  Familiarity information: TOPIC used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TOPIC (noun)


Sense 1topic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The subject matter of a conversation or discussion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

subject; theme; topic

Context examples:

he didn't want to discuss that subject / it was a very sensitive topic / his letters were always on the theme of love

Hypernyms ("topic" is a kind of...):

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "topic"):

bone of contention (the subject of a dispute)

precedent (a subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time))

head; question (the subject matter at issue)

keynote (the principal theme in a speech or literary work)


Sense 2topic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Some situation or event that is thought about

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

subject; topic; matter; issue

Context examples:

he kept drifting off the topic / he had been thinking about the subject for several years / it is a matter for the police

Hypernyms ("topic" is a kind of...):

cognitive content; content; mental object (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "topic"):

blind spot (a subject about which you are ignorant or prejudiced and fail to exercise good judgment)

res adjudicata; res judicata (a matter already settled in court; cannot be raised again)

area (a subject of study)


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