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Definition 1: some situation or event that is thought about - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where topic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for topic in the sense of this definition

(topic is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of topic ) a subject of study

"it was his area of specialization" "areas of interest include..."

(... is a kind of topic ) a subject about which you are ignorant or prejudiced and fail to exercise good judgment

"golf is one of his blind spots and he's proud of it"

(... is a kind of topic ) the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with

"they set up a group with a remit to suggest ways for strengthening family life"

(... is a kind of topic ) a matter already settled in court; cannot be raised again

Definition 2: the subject matter of a conversation or discussion - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where topic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for topic in the sense of this definition

(topic is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of topic ) the subject of a dispute

"the real bone of contention, as you know, is money"

(... is a kind of topic ) a subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time)

(... is a kind of topic ) the subject matter at issue

"the question of disease merits serious discussion" "under the head of minor Roman poets"

(... is a kind of topic ) the principal theme in a speech or literary work

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