What does topical mean?

Definitions for topicalˈtɒp ɪ kəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word topical.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. topical(adj)

    pertaining to the surface of a body part

    "a drug for topical (or local) application"; "a topical anesthesia"

  2. topical(adj)

    of or relating to or arranged by topics

    "a detailed record on both a chronological and a topical basis"

  3. topical(adj)

    of interest at the present time

    "a topical reference"; "a topical and timely study of civil liberty"


  1. topical(Noun)

    A topical anaesthetic.

  2. topical(Adjective)

    Of current interest; contemporary.

    Fair trade has become quite a topical subject.

  3. topical(Adjective)

    local to a particular place

  4. topical(Adjective)

    Applied to a localized part of the body.

  5. topical(Adjective)

    Arranged according to topic or theme; thematic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Topical(noun)

    of or pertaining to a place; limited; logical application; as, a topical remedy; a topical claim or privilege

  2. Topical(noun)

    pertaining to, or consisting of, a topic or topics; according to topics

  3. Topical(noun)

    resembling a topic, or general maxim; hence, not demonstrative, but merely probable, as an argument

Anagrams for topical »

  1. capitol, Capitol

  2. optical

  3. Capitol


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of topical in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of topical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rebecca Aloisi:

    It was a very timely and topical tagline.

  2. Craig Reedie:

    It's a very topical issue every time doping is discussed.

  3. Julianna Schantz-Dunn:

    You may feel some itching or painful urination, but the symptoms may not be as severe as you’d think, i’ve seen people try to treat herpes with a topical yeast medication—and that doesn’t do much.

  4. Fungai Machirori:

    If we're going to talk about Cecil in a balanced manner, we need to talk about the environment that Cecil and Zimbabweans inhabit, to be honest, Cecil, among most people who are highly read and highly knowledgeable about the context of Zimbabwe, was not a very topical issue until there was an international sort of perspective on it.

  5. Andrew Lee:

    One of the interesting areas that we plan to explore in partnership with large companies is actually using our platform technology to include other drugs that previously maybe haven't been suitable for topical or transdermal delivery - or drugs which may have not got through the regulatory filings because, for instance, they might have caused stomach irritation or other side effects when taken orally.

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