Topos meaning

tō'pōs, -pŏs
A traditional theme or motif; a literary convention.
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A common or recurring topic, theme, subject, etc.
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A literary convention or formula.
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A literary theme or motif; a rhetorical convention or formula.
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(mathematics) A certain mathematical structure found in category theory.
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Origin of topos

  • Greek short for (koinos) topos (common)place
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ancient Greek τόπος (topos, “place"). Compare topic.
    From Wiktionary