topical Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “topical” in the English Dictionary

"topical" in British English

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uk   /ˈtɒp.ɪ.kəl/  us   /ˈtɑː.pɪ-/

topical adjective (HAPPENING NOW)

of ​interest at the ​presenttime; ​relating to things that are ​happening at ​present: a topical ​joke The ​discussionfocused on topical ​issues in ​medicine.

topical adjective (MEDICINE)

specialized medical A topical ​medicalproduct is used on the ​outside of the ​body: This ​lotion is for topical ​application only.
noun [U] uk   /ˌtɒp.ɪˈkæl.ə.ti/  us   /ˌtɑː.pɪˈkæl.ə.t̬i/
adverb uk   us   /-kəl.i/
(Definition of topical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"topical" in American English

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 us   /ˈtɑp·ɪ·kəl/
relating to ​matters of ​importance at the ​presenttime: It was an ​interestingdiscussion of topical ​issues in ​medicine.
(Definition of topical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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