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The sentence within a paragraph or discourse that states the main thought, often placed at the beginning.
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(Grammar) a sentence in a paragraph that expresses the main idea or point of the whole paragraph
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a sentence that expresses the essential idea of a paragraph or larger section, usu. at the beginning.
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|Noun||1.||topic sentence - a sentence that states the topic of its paragraph|
sentence - a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language; "he always spoke in grammatical sentences"
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n (US Gram) → Einleitungssatz m
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