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THEMES, TOPICS, ISSUES

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A form set in place . . . . A heading in an outlined argument or exposition . . . . One of the general forms of argument employed in probable reasoning . . . . Argument, Reason . . . . The subject of a discourse or of a section of a discourse . . . . Of local or temporary interest . . . .


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Topic n [L topica topics (work by Aristotle), fr. Gk Topika, fr. topika, neut. pf. of topikos of a place, of a topos, fr. topos place, topos] [1603] 1a: one of the general forms of argument employed in probable reasoning b: Argument, Reason 2a: a heading in an outlined argument or exposition b: the subject of a discourse or of a section of a discourse

Topical adj [1588] ....2a: of, relating to, or arranged by topics [set down in __ form] b: referring to the topics of the day or place: of local or temporary interest [a __ novel] [__ references]

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]




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