topic Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “topic” - English Dictionary

"topic" in American English

See all translations

topicnoun [C]

 us   /ˈtɑp·ɪk/
a ​subject that is written about, ​discussed, or ​studied: We must ​pick topics for ​ourresearchpapers by next ​week.
(Definition of topic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"topic" in British English

See all translations

topicnoun [C]

uk   /ˈtɒp.ɪk/  us   /ˈtɑː.pɪk/
B1 a ​subject that is ​discussed, written about, or ​studied: Our ​discussionincluded topics such as ​acidrain and the ​melting of ​polarice.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of topic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “topic”
in Korean 주제…
in Arabic مَوْضوع…
in Malaysian topik…
in French sujet…
in Russian тема…
in Chinese (Traditional) 話題, 主題…
in Italian argomento, soggetto…
in Turkish konu, mevzu…
in Polish temat…
in Spanish asunto, tema…
in Vietnamese chủ đề…
in Portuguese tópico, assunto…
in Thai หัวข้อ…
in German das Thema…
in Catalan tema…
in Japanese 主題, テーマ, トピック…
in Chinese (Simplified) 话题, 主题…
in Indonesian topik…
What is the pronunciation of topic?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

planet

an extremely large, round mass of rock and metal, such as Earth, or of gas, such as Jupiter, that moves in a circular path around the sun or another star

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More