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ˈtɒp ɪ kəltop·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. topicaladjective

    pertaining to the surface of a body part

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

  2. topicaladjective

    of or relating to or arranged by topics

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

  3. topicaladjective

    of interest at the present time

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

Wiktionary

  1. topicalnoun

    A topical anaesthetic.

  2. topicaladjective

    Of current interest; contemporary.

    Fair trade has become quite a topical subject.

  3. topicaladjective

    local to a particular place

  4. topicaladjective

    Applied to a localized part of the body.

  5. topicaladjective

    Arranged according to topic or theme; thematic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Topicalnoun

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

  2. Topicalnoun

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

  3. Topicalnoun

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

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  1. capitol, Capitol

  2. optical

  3. Capitol

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Numerology

  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

Examples of topical in a Sentence

  1. Seth MacFarlane:

    The idea that 'Family Guy' is this cartoon Ouija board that predicts things… I was just watching things happen from afar, i think it’s sort of modern media. The idea that it’s more important to be first than to be right. It’s a strange thing to observe. We write our show the same way as everyone else. We make the same kind of topical jokes that ‘The Simpson’ does, [that] ‘South Park’ does. And you work with what you have whether that be swirling rumors or political [material].

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Samer Jaber:

    Just be careful, as your skin in that area will likely be sensitive and topical acne treatments can make this more irritated and even worse. FOGGY GLASSES Since face masks trap the breath and foster moist, humid environments, glasses wearersmay have noticed that wearing a face mask can cause your lenses to fog. In a 2011 study from the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, researchers advised washing the glasses with soapy water immediately before wearing a face mask. Face masks trap the breath and foster humidity so glasses wearers may have noticed that wearing a face mask can cause the lenses to fog. (iStock) After shaking off any excess water, let the spectacles air dry or gently dry off the lenses with a soft tissue before putting them back on. Now the spectacle lenses should not mist up when the face mask is worn, they wrote. Glasses fog because humidity can escape the mask and move upward, coming into contact with the lenses and causing them to fog. Placing a tissue under the top of your face mask can also help absorb some of the droplets, leading to clear lenses. Wearing a mask that can form to the bridge of your nose one with wire, for instance can help prevent the warm air from your mouth from reaching your lenses. DRY, CRACKED HANDS FROM FREQUENT WASHING Next, frequent hand washing, especially during the ongoing pandemic, can lead to skin feeling dry, irritatedor cracked. Preventing rough skin can be as simple as switching to a fragrance-free hand soap, which may contain fewer irritants. But Jaber also recommends carrying hand moisturizer for use after washing and drying your hands, suggesting a cream or an ointment rather than a lotion, as lotions are usually thinner and often contain alcohol. Experts advise carrying hand moisturizer for use after washing and drying your hands. (iStock) Lotions can be great, but creams or ointments are thicker. Vaseline is an ointment, and it really locks things in.

  5. Randy Guiler:

    We are committed to our customers' safety and have very robust and rigorous testing programs in place to ensure our third-party manufacturers' products are safe, each of the items referenced in the report are topical, and not ingestible, products. As always, we are cooperating with the US Food and Drug Administration( FDA). We plan to meet with the FDA in the near future and expect that our plans will satisfy their requirements in all regards.

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