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  1. Plural of topic

Extensive Definition

Topic can refer to:
  • An area of interest, also called a subject
  • Topic (or theme) in linguistics, the part of a proposition that is being talked about (predicated)
  • A topic sentence, a sentence in a paragraph that indicates what the paragraph in general is about, usually the first sentence
  • An XML topic (a kind of resource)
  • Topicality, a stock issue in policy debate which pertains to whether or not the plan affirms the resolution as worded
  • Topic Maps, an ISO standard for the representation and interchange of knowledge
Names and titles:
topics in German: Topik
topics in French: Topique (homonymie)
topics in Dutch: Topic
topics in Russian: Топика
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