- Of current interest; contemporary.
- Fair trade has become quite a topical subject.
- Local to a particular place
- (medicine, not comparable) Applied to a localized part of the body.
- (medicine, not comparable) Applied externally (to the surface of the skin or eye).
- Arranged according to topic or theme; thematic.
- (medicine: applied locally): systemic
local to a particular place
applied to a localized part of the body
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topical (plural topicals)
- (pharmacology) A topical anaesthetic.