Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: Topica 'Topics', book by the ancient Greek thinker Aristotle, from Greek Topika, from topikos 'of a place, of a useful quotation', from topos 'place, useful quotation'


top‧ic W2 [countable]
a subject that people talk or write about:
The environment is a popular topic these days.
topic of
We shall return to the topic of education in Chapter 7.
topic of conversation/debate etc
The wedding has been the only topic of conversation for weeks.
The main topic for discussion will be the proposed new supermarket.

Dictionary results for "topic"
Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.