(in literature, music, or art) an idea, image, or motif, repeated or developed throughout a work or throughout an artist's careerThe need to strengthen the family has become a recurrent theme.
the main idea or topic in a discussion or lectureThe novel's central theme is obsession.
It was I who first raised the subject of moving to Canada.
They offer tips on topics such as home safety.
This conflict forms the matter of the play.
text, , ,
His work served as the text of secret debates.
His central thesis is that it's crucial to document as many dying languages as possible.
the keynotes of their foreign policy
He related the gist of his conversation to us.
through-line (Australian, US, Canadian)
a short essay, esp. one set as an exercise for a student
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in the sense of composition
a written exerciseWrite a composition on the subject `What I Did on My Holidays'.
in the sense of dissertation
a written thesis, usually required for a higher degreeHe is currently writing a dissertation.
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Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?