One of the various general forms of argument employed in probable as distinguished from demonstrative reasoning, -- denominated by Aristotle to`poi (literally, places), as being the places or sources from which arguments may be derived, or to which they may be referred; also, a prepared form of argument, applicable to a great variety of cases, with a supply of which the ancient rhetoricians and orators provided themselves; a commonplace of argument or oratory.
A treatise on forms of argument; a system or scheme of forms or commonplaces of argument or oratory; as, the Topics of Aristotle.
The subject of any distinct portion of a discourse, or argument, or literary composition; also, the general or main subject of the whole; a matter treated of; a subject, as of conversation or of thought; a matter; a point; a head.
(1) the concrete and literal description of what a story is about; (2) the general or specific area of concern of a poem. Also called subject.
The first level of categorization within a department. Topics are general categories that can be further refined with subtopics. However, topics are not required to contain subtopics. Administrators can assign individuals with a valid BU login as contributors to specific topics. Topics are ordered by the topic order that is easily customized in the Topics and Subtopics screen of the FAQ Admin system. Both topic and department must be published in order to appear as valid choices in the search page. However, unpublished topics appear in the Questions form to allow you to assign questions to unpublished topics.
(top-ik) topic is the subject of a conversation, discussion, or piece of writing.
General subject area chosen or assigned for preliminary research.
(1) the concrete and literal description of what a story is about; (2) a poem's general or specific area of concern. Also called subject.
A subject for research or discussion. The first step in a research project is usually to formulate a workable topic statement. See also search strategy.
the general idea or area of an essay; provides the subject of the essay.
a main idea for research
Information about a specific subject. Usually, this is about one screenful of information. Online help topics are linked to one another through hyperlinks.
The question or resolution being debated.
When you are talking about the Key Number System, a topic is one of the over 400 major subjects of American case law. For example, Easements, Criminal Law, Parent and Child, and Negligence are all topics.
the subject matter of a conversation or discussion; "he didn't want to discuss that subject"; "it was a very sensitive topic"; "his letters were always on the theme of love"
some situation or event that is thought about; "he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police"
a brand new post that begins a new discussion
a broad area of discussion created by the board administrator and listed on the top page of the discussion board
a category of subject matter
a chunk of information organized around a single subject
a collection of comments or responses, from various people, related to a particular subject
a discussion point within a Forum
a grouping of related discussion discussions
a group of questions (also known as items) relating to a particular subject, level of difficulty, or some other common trait
a help window that is devoted to a single subject
an area of interest, but a question is what it is that you want to know about that area of interest
a predefined query that consists of words, phrases, and operators that define information related to a concept or a subject area
a question or opinion posted which then becomes an area of discussion within the message board
a relatively narrow area of interest that can be thoroughly researched and discussed
a resource within the computer that stands in for (or 'reifies') some real-world subject
a single discussion, blog, statement, question, poll, event, picture or file
a single discussion or statement within a forum
a single discussion within the AOS Forum
a specific subject of a conference
a subject for discussion within a forum
a subject, like 'the careers of corporation executives' or 'the increased power of military officials' or 'the decline of society matrons
a subject of common interest among the services participating in a workflow to which all notification messages of the workflow are sent
a subject that can be talked about or written about
a thread of comments that are tied together by a common subject
a unit of information with a title and content, short enough to be specific to a single subject or answer a single question, but long enough to make sense on its own and be authored as a unit
the subject or theme of a discourse or one of its parts. From the Greek "topo," meaning "place" or "local."
A topic is a single thread of discussion in a forum. It contains a number of related posts.
A term used at the third level of classification. Sometimes a fourth level of classification, sub-topic, is also included. Topic terms may relate to groups of transactions, subject concepts, record types or abbreviations used in the organisation.
A way to organize discussions within the Discussion tool; it is usually a more-or-less continuous chain of postings on a single subject. You can have multiple discussion topics within a discussion category. | | | | | | | J | K | L | | | | | | | | | | X | Y | Z
The subject of your research.
The broad subject content of a paper, article, book, etc.
A subject heading under which Reports and Indicators can be grouped logically. Topics can be broken down into Sub-Topics. It is possible that some Reports (and Indicators) could be duplicated across multiple Topics where their content applies to more than one Topic. Examples of Topics include Access to Services or Crime.
The main idea of a subject.
One of the subject categories within Freshwater Life.
equivalent to a subject category and comprises a grouping of knowledge within a specific subject area.
the main theme or subject
Datasets on Neighbourhood Statistics are classified under 15 different broad subject headings, known as 'topics' (although older material on the site refers to 'domains' instead). The topic names reflect the main subjects of interest to community regeneration practitioners - eg crime, health or education. If you use the 'view or download data by topic' or 'create a customised table, chart or map' options, all available datasets are listed by topic. The customised table, chart and map option also refers to the individual data variables (eg number of people in a particular ethnic group) as 'topics'.
Topics are areas of interest organized hierarchically from broad subjects to focused areas of interest. At the most highly focused end of the topic are subject terms found in the thesaurus for ProQuest databases.
A specific thread of discussion within a Discussion Area of the WebBoard. Topics appear indented, under a Discussion.
The subject of an article. This should be narrowed and tightened until the writer develops a specific angle that will appeal to the readers of the target publication.
a broad area of discussion created by the superuser and listed on the top page of the discussion board. Topics are "owned" by groups; moderators in the group that owns the topic have permission to edit that topic.
(top‚ik) n. a subject of conversation, discussion, discourse, etc.
the single and overall subject of a routine based on a problem.