Origin of topic
Examples from the Web for topic
One topic that comes up among the members, she says, is dealing with loss years later.
The other Twitter topic you are well known for is the topic of Salon.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Of course there was no official way to have these interviews given the sensitivity of the topic.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Cezanne all frequented the circus and adopted it as a topic.We’re All Carnies Now: Why We Can’t Quit the Circus|Anthony Paletta|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I invite you to keep exploring this topic in the pages of Issue II of Safe.To End HIV, Stop Violence Against Adolescent Girls|Michele Moloney-Kitts|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She humored him, and affected a great interest in all this, and had not the courage to force the other topic on.
The Royal Academy of Berlin, offered in 1818, a prize of 3300 francs, for an essay on this topic.
The weather was, therefore, the topic of conversation on board.In Search of the Castaways|Jules Verne
Clare was an imaginative child, and the topic of all her dreams was this mysterious mother whom she had never seen.Clare Avery|Emily Sarah Holt
This topic should be the final one in the course of instruction passed through by each man and woman.
British Dictionary definitions for topic
Word Origin for topic
Word Origin and History for topic
1630s, "argument suitable for debate," singular form of "Topics" (1560s), the name of a work by Aristotle on logical and rhetorical generalities, from Latin Topica, from Greek Ta Topika, literally "matters concerning topoi," from topoi "commonplaces," neuter plural of topikos "commonplace, of a place," from topos "place" (see topos). The meaning "matter treated in speech or writing, subject, theme" is first recorded 1720.