topic (part of speech: noun)
inference, assertion, motif, contention, dissertation, subject, principle, postulation, text, argument, topic, axiom, consideration, statement, belief, theme, concept, opinion, query, assumption, paradigm, basis, presumption, essay, thesis, idea, issue, exposition, question, hypothesis, premise, conjecture, point, problem, position, matter
- Do not do all your thinking and investigating in front of given " Q. E. D. 's;" merely assembling reasons to fill in between your theorem and what you want to prove will get you nowhere. - "The Art of Public Speaking", Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein.
- A character uniting a happy association of ideas has the same effect upon the eye of the Chinese, as a general theorem expressed in symbols has on a mathematician; but in both cases a man must be learned to feel the beauties of the concise expression. - "Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton", John Barrow.
- Does he not recognize in this condensed statement Kant's theorem that time is a mental condition, which only exists in man, and for man, and has no place in the external world? - "The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne", Frank Preston Stearns.