From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtopictop‧ic /ˈtɒpɪk $ ˈtɑː-/ ●●●S3W2AWL noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SUBJECTa 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. 🔊 a wide range of topicsCOLLOCATIONSphrasesa topic of conversationHer favourite topic of conversation is herself.a topic of discussion/debateThe issue is a topic of great debate in the record industry.adjectivesthe main topicThe main topics covered are finance, health and leisure.an important topicThe legal team will discuss a number of important topics.a hot topic (=one that a lot of people are discussing or arguing about)Gangs and drugs are the hot topics in this district.a controversial topic (=one that causes a lot of disagreement, because many people have strong opinions about it)Abortion is one of the most controversial topics in America today.a sensitive topic (=one that must be dealt with very carefully, because it may offend people)It is unusual for a judge to speak publicly about a sensitive topic such as religion. verbscover a topicThe book covers such topics as business strategy and marketing.discuss a topicWe discussed a range of topics.raise/bring up a topic (=start talking about it)It’s still a very difficult topic to raise.leave a topic (=stop talking about it)Before we leave this topic, may I add one more thing.
TOPICTOPIC /ˈtɒpɪkˈtɑː-/ nounFINANCECOMPUTING(Teletext Output of Price Information on Computer) a computer system used on the LondonStockExchange which gives information on share prices, currency exchange rates etcWhen a bargain has been struck the TOPIC price displays are altered to show the last trades made.