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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Topical \Top"ic*al\, a. [Cf. F. topique, LL. topicus, Gr. ?. See
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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,
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