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Meaning of TOPICAL

Pronunciation:  'tâpikul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  of interest at the present time; "a topical reference"; "a topical and timely study of civil liberty"
  2. [adj]  (medicine) pertaining to the surface of a body part; "a drug for topical (or local) application"; "a topical anesthesia"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to or arranged by topics; "a detailed record on both a chronological and a topical basis"
 

TOPICAL is a 7 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: current, local
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Top"ic*al\, a. [Cf. F. topique, LL. topicus, Gr. ?. See
{Topic}, n.]
1. Of or pertaining to a place; limited; logical application;
   as, a topical remedy; a topical claim or privilege.

2. (Rhet. & logic) Pertaining to, or consisting of, a topic
   or topics; according to topics.

3. Resembling a topic, or general maxim; hence, not
   demonstrative, but merely probable, as an argument.

         Evidences of fact can be no more than topical and
         probable. --Sir M. Hale.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Pertaining to the surface of the body.
 

 

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