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top·i·cal

 (tŏp′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Being of current interest or relevance: topical issues.
2. Medicine Relating to, applied to, or affecting a localized area of the body, especially of the skin: a topical anesthetic.
3. Of, arranged by, or relating to a particular topic or topics: a topical concordance to the Bible.
n.
A topical anesthetic.

[From Greek topikos, from topos, place.]

top′i·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē) n.
top′i·cal·ly adv.

topical

(ˈtɒpɪkəl)
adj
1. of, relating to, or constituting current affairs
2. relating to a particular place; local
3. of or relating to a topic or topics
4. (Medicine) (of a drug, ointment, etc) for application to the body surface; local
topicality n
ˈtopically adv

top•i•cal

(ˈtɒp ɪ kəl)

adj.
1. pertaining to or dealing with matters of current or local interest.
2. pertaining to the subject of a discourse, composition, etc.
3. of a place; local.
4. Med. on the skin or external surface: a topical ointment.
[1580–90; < Greek topik(ós) local, pertaining to commonplaces (see topo-, -ic) + -al1]
top′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.topical - pertaining to the surface of a body parttopical - pertaining to the surface of a body part; "a drug for topical (or local) application"; "a topical anesthesia"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
local - affecting only a restricted part or area of the body; "local anesthesia"
2.topical - of or relating to or arranged by topicstopical - of or relating to or arranged by topics; "a detailed record on both a chronological and a topical basis"
3.topical - of interest at the present timetopical - of interest at the present time; "a topical reference"; "a topical and timely study of civil liberty"
current - occurring in or belonging to the present time; "current events"; "the current topic"; "current negotiations"; "current psychoanalytic theories"; "the ship's current position"

topical

adjective current, popular, contemporary, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute, newsworthy They discuss topical issues within a Christian framework.

topical

adjective
Of, constituting, or relating to a theme or themes:
Translations
آني الأهَمِيَّهمَوْضِعِيّ
aktuální
aktuel
ajankohtainen
aktualan
aktuális
mál dagsins, òaî sem er efst á baugi
時事的な
시사문제를 다룬
aktualen
aktuell
güncelgüncel aktüel
có tính thời sự

topical

[ˈtɒpɪkəl] ADJ
1. (= of current interest) → de interés actual, de actualidad
a highly topical questionun tema de gran actualidad
topical talkcharla f sobre cuestiones del día
2. (US) → local

topical

[ˈtɒpɪkəl] adjd'actualité
a topical issue → un sujet d'actualité

topical

adj
problem, speech, eventaktuell; he made a few topical remarks/allusionser ging kurz auf aktuelle Geschehnisse ein/spielte kurz auf aktuelle Geschehnisse an
(= according to subject) topical indexSachregister nt

topical

[ˈtɒpɪkl] adjd'attualità
a highly topical question → un argomento di grande attualità

topic

(ˈtopik) noun
something spoken or written about; a subject. They discussed the weather and other topics.
ˈtopical adjective
of interest at the present time.
ˈtopically adverb

topical

مَوْضِعِيّ aktuální aktuel aktuell επίκαιρος de actualidad ajankohtainen actuel aktualan attuale 時事的な 시사문제를 다룬 actueel dagsaktuell aktualny atual актуальный aktuell เกี่ยวกับเรื่องที่ได้รับความสนใจในขณะนั้น güncel có tính thời sự 热门的

top·i·cal

a. tópico-a, rel. a un área localizada.

topical

adj tópico
References in classic literature ?
It was a modern society drama, full of all the most up-to-date fashionable jargon and topical illusions.
What follows is a topical allusion to the rivalry at the time of writing between the regular men's theatrical companies and those of the boys.
Our purpose is to investigate the changes in bacteriology that have occurred during the postfluoroquinolone era with respect to both topical and systemic agents.
CollaGenex is also developing COL-118, utilizing the technology acquired in the SansRosa acquisition, as a preclinical topical compound for the treatment of redness associated with rosacea and other skin disorders.
com)-- Topical antibiotics are applied to a certain area of the skin to kill infections.
Topical Drug Delivery Partnering 2010-2015 report provides understanding and access to the topical drug delivery partnering deals and agreements entered into by the world's leading healthcare companies.
Those studies compared topical NSAIDs to placebo or comparative treatments, such as oral NSAIDs.
To determine what benefits might incur from combining subantimicrobial, modified-release oral doxycycline with topical metronidazole 1%, Fowler enlisted 72 patients in a 16-week double-blind randomized trial.
NEW ORLEANS -- The use of potent or very potent topical corticosteroids in pregnancy is associated with a significantly increased risk of fetal growth retardation, according to a very large population-based cohort study.
For patients with acute musctfloskeletal injuries, topical NSAIDs are an effective alternative for pain relief.
The objective of this study was to determine phenol red thread test (PRTT) values in eyes of clinically normal Hispaniolan Amazon parrots before and after topical application of an ophthalmic anesthetic agent and compare findings with Schirmer tear test (STT) values.
The purported safety issues that surround the use of topical fluoroquinolones are the systemic effects of its absorption and its effects on the ecology of the ear canal, middle ear, and nasopharynx.