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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Topical  \Top"ic*al\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  topique  LL  topicus,  Gr  ?.  See 
  {Topic},  n.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  place  limited;  logical  application; 
  as  a  topical  remedy;  a  topical  claim  or  privilege. 
 
  2.  (Rhet.  &  logic)  Pertaining  to  or  consisting  of  a  topic 
  or  topics;  according  to  topics. 
 
  3.  Resembling  a  topic,  or  general  maxim;  hence  not 
  demonstrative,  but  merely  probable,  as  an  argument. 
 
  Evidences  of  fact  can  be  no  more  than  topical  and 
  probable.  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  topical 
  adj  1:  (medicine)  "a  drug  for  topical  (or  local)  application";  "a 
  topical  remedy" 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  or  arranged  by  topics;  "a  detailed  record 
  on  both  a  chronological  and  a  topical  basis" 
  3:  of  interest  at  the  present  time;  "a  topical  reference";  "a 
  topical  and  timely  study  of  civil  liberty" 




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