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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.
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Adv.1.topically - to a restricted area of the bodytopically - to a restricted area of the body; "apply this medicine topically"
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بأهميَّه آنِيَّه
varîandi mál dagsins
konuya ilişkin


(= according to subject)nach Sachgebieten
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(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
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References in periodicals archive ?
The book also addresses myths topically, including chapters that deal with creation, the power of gods, heroism, including the legendary expeditions of the Greeks to Troy, and the heroines who faced some terrifying events and strange family relationships.
Since none of this material can be developed at any length and since it is presented chronologically rather than topically, readers seeking information on the wide array of subjects broached in this book may be inclined to turn to other reference works.
Like other books in this series, the plot is topically driven, with realistic but simplified characters who speak, as does the narrator, colloquially.
Petrolatum was applied topically and the wound bandaged.
Some of the stories mentioned such home remedies as ice, Epsom salt baths, topically applied yogurt, and sleeping with the affected area exposed to air from an electric fan.
With my eighth graders, who will be doing global studies, I will be reading short stories from around the world, Greek myths, Sophocles's Theban plays, When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmerelda Santiago, Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane, and Romeo and Juliet, as well as poetry that is topically keyed to each unit.
The new exhibit spans 198 linear feet and is divided topically along the north and south ground floor walls of the Winter Garden's atrium.
Very topically the featured new projects are by this year's RIBA gold medallist Rafael Moneo.
Resources are topically categorized by: (1) Case Studies and Strategies for Inclusion; (2) Parents and Families: (3) Policy; (4) Preschool Resources: (5) Research; (6) Teacher and Professional Resources; (7) Theoretical Foundations and Philosophy; (8) Newsletters and E-Newsletters; (9) Organizations and Projects; (10) Websites; and (11) Resources on IDEA (The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.)
Apply Vitamin E oil topically to offer relief, using a tissue to apply the oil twice daily.
It is arranged topically, and this is done to good effect.
The topically named Sovereign maintained her and trainer John Panvert's 100 per cent record at the course when coming with a late rattle in the mares' handicap hurdle.