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2. 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
3. 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
4. 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.