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TOPIC

Derivatives: topical (adj.)

Countable

Definition: 

  1. subject that is discussed, written about, or studied. E.g. We must pick topics for our research papers by next week.

Synonyms:

subject, point. See more.

Collocations:

  • Adjective + topic: chosen, selected | broad, general, large, wide | diverse, wide-ranging | narrow | central, dominant, important, key, main, major, principal | complex, difficult | conversational, essay, lecture, research | controversial, sensitive | historical, philosophical, scientific, social topic. E.g. Before dealing with specific cases, she spoke on the broad topic of ‘discipline’.

  • Verb + topic: consider, cover, discuss, explore, deal with, focus on, look at, speak on, write on a topic. E.g. In the next chapter the writer focuses on the topic of adoption.

  • Topic + noun: topic area, heading | work. E.g. Our teaching is based largely on topic work.

  • Preposition: Smith (2015) writes on the topic of language learning in early childhood.

  • Phrases: choice of topic | a range / variety of topics | a topic of conversation / discussion.

Sources:

Ozdic   • Cambridge dictionary • Dictionary.com

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