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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.
A topical anesthetic.

[From Greek topikos, from topos, place.]

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


(ˌtɒp ɪˈkæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being topical.
2. a matter of current or local interest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.topicality - the attribute of being of interest at the present timetopicality - the attribute of being of interest at the present time; "the library had to discard books that had lost their topicality"
interestingness, interest - the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.); "they said nothing of great interest"; "primary colors can add interest to a room"


[ˌtɒpɪˈkælɪtɪ] N
1. (= current interest, importance) → actualidad f, interés m actual, importancia f actual
2. (US) → localidad f


n (of problem, event)Aktualität f


[ˌtɒpɪˈkælɪtɪ] nattualità f inv
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