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English noun: topic

1. topic (communication) the subject matter of a conversation or discussion


SamplesHe didn't want to discuss that subject.
It was a very sensitive topic.
His letters were always on the theme of love.


Synonymssubject, theme


Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance


Narrower (hyponym)bone of contention, head, keynote, precedent, question

2. topic (cognition) some situation or event that is thought about


SamplesHe kept drifting off the topic.
He had been thinking about the subject for several years.
It is a matter for the police.


Synonymsissue, matter, subject


Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object


Narrower (hyponym)area, blind spot, remit, res adjudicata, res judicata









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