Definition of Topos

1. Noun. A traditional theme or motif or literary convention. "James Joyce uses the topos of the Wandering Jew in his Ulysses"

Generic synonyms: Motif, Theme



Definition of Topos

1. Noun. A literary theme or motif; a rhetorical convention or formula. ¹

2. Noun. (mathematics) A certain mathematical structure found in category theory. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Topos

1. a stock rhetorical theme [n -POI]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Topos

toponomist
toponomy
toponym
toponymic
toponymical
toponymies
toponymist
toponymists
toponyms
toponymy
topopathogenesis
topophilia
topophobia
topophotomap
topophylaxis
topos (current term)
toposcope
toposes
topotactic
topotecan
topothermesthesiometer
topotype
topotypes
topotypical
topotypical population
topozone
topozones
topped
topped it off
topped up

Literary usage of Topos

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1. Geschichte der Musik by August Wilhelm Ambros, Gustav Nottebohm, B. von Sokolowsky, Carl Ferdinand Becker, Heinrich Reimann, Otto Kade (1887)
"So kann denn Aristoxenus in der ersten Harmonik § 21 sagen: „Wenn auch das System an und für sich durch die Verschiedenheit des topos nicht verändert wird, ..."

2. The Civilization of Illiteracy by Mihai Nadin (1997)
"... by the market that sells literacy as though there were no tomorrow despite the fact that literacy has lost its dominant position in our lives. topos ..."

3. Bibliotheca Grenvilliana by Thomas Grenville, John Thomas Payne, Henry Foss, William Brenchley Rye (1842)
"topos;. I. 128. Nicolson, Hist. Lib. 147. Wood's Athens; Oxonienses by Bliss, II. 500. REYNOLDS, GEORGE. An historical Essay upon the Government of the ..."

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