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- n. Plural form of topic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That branch of logic or rhetoric which treats of topics in the sense of topic, n.
- n. The most general, fundamental, and naturally elementary branch of geometry, which neither considers lengths, areas, or volumes in their character of being measurable, nor distinguishes straight from curved or crooked lines, nor plane from curved or bent surfaces, but studies only the manner in which the parts of places are continuously connected.
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I sat on about a dozen panels ranging in topics from the blush-worthy “Got Sex?” to the tech savvy “Kindlemania” to the very popular “What’s next in Urban Fantasy?”.
I was talking with a friend over the weekend and we had both come to the conclusion that we really didn't give a toss about one of our main topics of conversation: politics.
At conferences I sometimes hear stories about places where senior colleagues try to tell tenure-track faculty what to write about (or, worse, forbid certain topics or styles).
Certain topics are of interest for certain people. .nobody is forcing you to read our discussions ... and nobody is asking for your opinion either in case you havent noticed.
One of my favorite comments, which has appeared with disturbing regularity across a wide variety of forums and topics, is the following:
I found myself unwilling to comment on certain topics for fear my remark might not pass muster.
"I'm very much into technology, so one of my main topics in my life is telling people that yes you can do all sorts of things with technology," he told us.
For the past few years I have been thinking of ways to improve knowledge of certain topics, and that has led me to the (very few) titles already published on the subject.
None of these topics is included in the 2010 Census.
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