One of the various general forms of argument employed in probable as distinguished from demonstrative reasoning, -- denominated by Aristotle
- The subject of a speech, essay, thesis, or discourse.
- A subject of discussion or conversation.
- A subdivision of a theme, thesis, or outline. See Synonyms at subject.
- Linguistics A word or phrase in a sentence, usually providing information from previous discourse or shared knowledge, that the rest of the sentence elaborates or comments on. Also called theme.