## topos

[tō**′**pōs]

## topos

noun

*pl.*

**to·poi**

A traditional theme or motif; a literary convention.

Origin of topos

Greek, short for*(koinos) topos*,

*(common)place*.

## topos

Noun

(*plural* topoi *or* toposes)

- A literary theme or motif; a rhetorical convention or formula.
- (mathematics) A certain mathematical structure found in category theory.

Origin

From Ancient Greek *Ï„ÏŒÏ€Î¿Ï‚* (topos, â€œplaceâ€). Compare *topic*.