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topical

adjective uk   /ˈtɒp.ɪ.kəl/ us    /ˈtɑː.pɪ-/

topical adjective (HAPPENING NOW)

of interest at the present time; relating to things that are happening at present: a topical joke The discussion focused on topical issues in medicine.

topical adjective (MEDICINE)

specialized medical A topical medical product is used on the outside of the body: This lotion is for topical application only.
topicality
noun [U] uk   /ˌtɒp.ɪˈkæl.ə.ti/ us    /ˌtɑː.pɪˈkæl.ə.t̬i/
topically
adverb uk   /-kəl.i/ us  
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