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There are no taboos. Every topic is open, however shocking. It is the way that the topics are handled that's important, and that applies whether it is a 15-year-old who is reading your book or someone who is 55.
Robert Cormier

Meaning of "topic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TOPIC

From Latin topica translating Greek ta topika, literally: matters relating to commonplaces, title of a treatise by Aristotle, from topoi, pl of topos place, commonplace.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TOPIC

topic  [ˈtɒpɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TOPIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Topic is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TOPIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Topic

Topic, topics, TOPIC, topical, topicality or Topix may refer to...

Definition of topic in the English dictionary

The first definition of topic in the dictionary is a subject or theme of a speech, essay, book, etc. Other definition of topic is a subject of conversation; item of discussion. Topic is also a category or class of arguments or ideas which may be drawn on to furnish proofs.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TOPIC


anisotropic
ænˌaɪsəʊˈtrɒpɪk
atopic
əˈtɒpɪk
betatopic
ˌbiːtəˈtɒpɪk
ectopic
ekˈtɒpɪk
entopic
ɛnˈtɒpɪk
eurytopic
ˌjʊərɪˈtɒpɪk
heterotopic
ˌhɛtərəʊˈtɒpɪk
isotopic
ˌaɪsəˈtɒpɪk
metopic
mɪˈtɒpɪk
microscopic
ˌmaɪkrəˈskɒpɪk
off-topic
ˌɒfˈtɒpɪk
orthotopic
ˈɔːθəˈtɒpɪk
photopic
fəʊˈtɒpɪk
radioisotopic
ˌreɪdɪəʊˌaɪsəˈtɒpɪk
scotopic
skəˈtɒpɪk
spectroscopic
ˈspɛktrəskɒpɪk
stenotopic
ˌstɛnəʊˈtɒpɪk
subtopic
ˌsʌbˈtɒpɪk
telescopic
ˌtɛlɪˈskɒpɪk
tropic
ˈtrɒpɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TOPIC

tophi
tophus
topi
topiarian
topiaries
topiarist
topiary
topiary garden
topic sentence
topical
topicality
topically
topkick
topknot
topknotted
topless
topless bar
topless swimsuit

WORDS THAT END LIKE TOPIC

adrenocorticotropic
anthropic
arthroscopic
azeotropic
biopic
endoscopic
Ethiopic
fluoroscopic
hygroscopic
inotropic
kaleidoscopic
laparoscopic
macroscopic
myopic
nootropic
philanthropic
psychotropic
stereoscopic
stroboscopic
thixotropic

Synonyms and antonyms of topic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TOPIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «topic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of topic

Translation of «topic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TOPIC

Find out the translation of topic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of topic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «topic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

话题
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tema
570 millions of speakers

English

topic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विषय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَوْضُوع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тема
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tópico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিষয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sujet
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Topik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Thema
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

話題
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

주제
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Topik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chủ đề
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தலைப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विषय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

konu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

argomento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

temat
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тема
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

subiect
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θέμα συζήτησης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onderwerp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ämne
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

emne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of topic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TOPIC»

The term «topic» is very widely used and occupies the 1.086 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TOPIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «topic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «topic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about topic

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10 QUOTES WITH «TOPIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word topic.
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Randa Abdel-Fattah
When you exist in the centre of a debate, as a topic, a hypothesis - otherised and stigmatised - you become the prop in a proposition.
2
Edward Ball
The topic of slavery is like an electric fence. Touch it and people will react.
3
Rodger Berman
For a heterosexual man - I know that's a hotly debated topic, but only among those who don't know me - I have grown to really appreciate fashion.
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Bjorn Borg
I was fascinated by a compelling character embroiled in a controversial topic that told the story from a different point of view.
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Joyce Brothers
The topic of trust is an important factor in all matters of the heart - and here's why. Men lie to women. Women lie to men. And most people agree that some lying is even necessary - to avoid petty squabbles and to grease the wheels of a relationship.
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Kobe Bryant
The topic of leadership is a touchy one. A lot of leaders fail because they don't have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord. Throughout my years, I haven't had that fear.
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Bill Budge
Robots... I think that is a hot topic.
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David Chalmers
I think that consciousness has always been the most important topic in the philosophy of mind, and one of the most important topics in cognitive science as a whole, but it had been surprisingly neglected in recent years.
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Henry Cloud
I fell in love with the topic of leadership. For three decades, that has been a major focus of my hands-on work: listening to and working with leaders, their teams and their organizations.
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Robert Cormier
There are no taboos. Every topic is open, however shocking. It is the way that the topics are handled that's important, and that applies whether it is a 15-year-old who is reading your book or someone who is 55.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TOPIC»

Discover the use of topic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to topic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Musical Topic: Hunt, Military and Pastoral
The Musical Topic discusses three tropes prominently featured in Western European music: the hunt, the military, and the pastoral.
Raymond Monelle, 2006
2
Topic Detection and Tracking: Event-Based Information ...
It might also pointthem in the direction ofinteresting unsolved problems within the area. The book is also of interest to practition ers in fields that are related to TDT--e.g., Information Retrieval. Automatic Speech Recognition.
James Allan, 2002
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Information Structure and Sentence Form: Topic, Focus, and ...
This major contribution to the study of discourse pragmatics investigates the 'information structure' of sentences.
Knud Lambrecht, 1996
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From Topic Boundaries to Omission: New Research on ...
This first volume in the Studies in Interpretation series studies several facets of signed language interpreting such as conference, courtroom, and medical interpretation; the interaction between Deaf presenters and audiences; and the non ...
Melanie Metzger, 2003
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Topic Continuity in Discourse: A Quantitative Cross-language ...
And second, quite often its definition boiled down to structure-dependent circularity. This volume represents a major departure from past practices, without rejecting both their intuitive appeal and the many good results yielded by them.
Talmy Givón, 1983
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The Hot Topic: What We Can Do About Global Warming
Instead they propose specific ideas to fix a very specific problem. Most important, they offer hope: This is a serious issue, perhaps the most serious that humanity has ever faced. But we can still do something about it.
Gabrielle Walker, David King, 2008
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Topic and Focus: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives on Meaning ...
Contains a collection of papers exploring the cross-linguistic expression of topic and focus. This book presents a collection of a diverse set of perspectives from some of the leading scholars in the areas of semantics and intonation.
Chungmin Lee, Matthew Kelly Gordon, Daniel Büring, 2006
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Charting the Topic Maps Research and Applications Landscape: ...
The papers in this volume were presented at the workshop “Topic Map Research and Applications 2005” held on October 6-7, 2005, in Leipzig.
Lutz Maicher, Jack Park, 2006
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The Theme-topic Interface: Evidence from English
The book is written with both theoretical and descriptive goals and aims to synthesize and revise current approaches to pragmatic functions.
María A. Gómez-González, 2001
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100 More Research Topic Guides for Students
A guide to researching popular topics for high school reports helps students locate print and non-print resources and discusses bibliographic citations and note-taking.
Dana McDougald, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TOPIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term topic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pulsar Teams With DataSift To Offer Facebook Topic Data
Social data analytics provider Pulsar will offer clients access to Facebook topic data, teaming up with data-intelligence firm DataSift, Facebook's broker for the ... «Marketing Land, Jun 15»
2
GameStop, not Hot Topic, is buying ThinkGeek
Not so fast — GameStop, another retail giant that is nearly as reviled as Hot Topic, has just announced that it is purchasing ThinkGeek and Geeknet. «The Verge, Jun 15»
3
ThinkGeek Parent Geeknet Giving Hot Topic Three Days To Match …
thinkgeekhotfeud The love triangle between the parent company of online retailer ThinkGeek and its two suitors continues to heat up, with Geeknet now telling ... «The Consumerist, May 15»
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Hot Topic to Acquire Geeknet, Inc., Parent Company of Online …
LOS ANGELES and FAIRFAX, Va., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hot Topic, Inc. ("Hot Topic"), a leading mall and web-based specialty retailer, and Geeknet, ... «PR Newswire, May 15»
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Manfred says shortening MLB regular season a popular topic
HOUSTON (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says shortening the regular season is becoming a popular topic as players and owners prepare to ... «Yahoo News UK, May 15»
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Klout Adds a New Feature to Identify Topic Expertise
Klout pages already display the overall score of a user, top moments from users, and short list of user-selected focus topics. Today, Klout announced a new ... «SocialTimes, May 15»
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Fangirls assemble for this 'Avengers' fashion line at Hot Topic
Hey ladies, if you need something to wear to your midnight screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Hot Topic and Marvel have got you covered. The studio has ... «USA TODAY, Apr 15»
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Off Topic with Rachel Bonnetta | Episode 1
Rachel Bonnetta takes you beyond the white lines and the obvious on Off Topic. #OTwRB. In the first episode, we head to Philadelphia to hang out with World ... «MLSsoccer.com, Apr 15»
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Finns' topic teaching may be worth copying
Flags of gold medalists Canada, silver medalists Sweden and bronze medalists Finland are raised during the victory ceremony for the men's ice hockey ... «The North Bay Nugget, Mar 15»
10
Facebook Introduces Topic Data
Topic data allows marketers on the social network to drill down into data of what users are saying about events, brands, subjects and activities, completely ... «SocialTimes, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Topic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/topic>. Nov 2019 ».
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