English noun: topic
|1.||topic (communication) the subject matter of a conversation or discussion|
|Samples||He didn't want to discuss that subject.|
It was a very sensitive topic.
His letters were always on the theme of love.
|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|
|Samples||He kept drifting off the topic.|
He had been thinking about the subject for several years.
It is a matter for the police.
|Synonyms||issue, matter, subject|
|Broader (hypernym)||cognitive content, content, mental object|
|Narrower (hyponym)||area, blind spot, remit, res adjudicata, res judicata|