Topos definition

tōpōs, -pŏs
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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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
topos
Plural:
topoi, toposes

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