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top•ic



Pronunciation: (top'ik), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/topic.html on line 71 [key]
n.
1. a subject of conversation or discussion: to provide a topic for discussion.
2. the subject or theme of a discourse or of one of its parts.
3. Rhet., Logic. a general field of considerations from which arguments can be drawn.
4. Also called theme. Ling.the part of a sentence that announces the item about which the rest of the sentence communicates information, often signaled by initial position in the sentence or by a grammatical marker. Cf. comment (def. 6).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/topic.html on line 128 topic (Thesaurus)

 

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