Meaning of “topic” in the English Dictionary

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"topic" in British English

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topicnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtɒp.ɪk/ us /ˈtɑː.pɪk/

B1 a subject that is discussed, written about, or studied:

Our discussion included topics such as acid rain and the melting of polar ice.

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  • We seem to have exhausted this topic of conversation .
  • An article on this topic would once have been considered off limits.
  • Picking up the threads of our discussion, let's return to the topic of factory farming.
  • I'd like to steer our discussion back to our original topic.

(Definition of “topic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"topic" in American English

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topicnoun [ C ]

us /ˈtɑp·ɪk/

a subject that is written about, discussed, or studied:

We must pick topics for our research papers by next week.

(Definition of “topic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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