topos


topos

noun, plural to·poi [toh-poi] /ˈtoʊ pɔɪ/.

  1. a convention or motif, especially in a literary work; a rhetorical convention.

noun plural -oi (-ɔɪ)

  1. a basic theme or concept, esp a stock topic in rhetoric
n.

1948, from Greek topos, literally “place.”

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