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3 definitions found
 for topical
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Topical \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.
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     2. (Rhet. & logic) Pertaining to, or consisting of, a topic
        or topics; according to topics.
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     3. Resembling a topic, or general maxim; hence, not
        demonstrative, but merely probable, as an argument.
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              Evidences of fact can be no more than topical and
              probable. --Sir M. Hale.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  38 Moby Thesaurus words for "topical":
     actual, as is, being, confined, contemporaneous, contemporary,
     current, existent, existing, extant, fresh, geographically limited,
     immanent, immediate, instant, insular, latest, limited, local,
     localized, modern, new, of a place, parochial, present,
     present-age, present-day, present-time, provincial, running,
     superficial, that be, that is, thematic, timely, up-to-date,
     up-to-the-minute, vernacular
  
  

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