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Topical meaning

topical - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. pertaining to the surface of a body part; " a drug for topical ( or local) application"; " a topical anesthesia"
  2. 2. Of or pertaining to a place; limited; logical application; as, a topical remedy; a topical claim or privilege.
  3. 3. Pertaining to, or consisting of, a topic or topics; according to topics.
  4. 4. Resembling a topic, or general maxim; hence, not demonstrative, but merely probable, as an argument.
  5. 5. Of or pertaining to a special subject; local, not general.
  6. 6. Topically.
  7. 7. Pertaining to a place; local.

topical - examples of usage

  1. A similar journal, intended for national instruction, is The Survey, whose topical index for last year enumerates two hundred and thirty- two articles dealing with subjects directly connected with public hygiene, e. - "Civics and Health", William H. Allen.
  2. That this difference should exist, appears quite natural, when it is considered that the same topical influences which produce it in local electrizations, and which I shall presently endeavor to analyze, are here brought to bear on the entire system. - "The Electric Bath", George M. Schweig.
  3. The delight of the host must have been at least equalled by the delight of the guest in conversation which was thus ever taking new turns, branching into topical surprises, and at all turns and on every topic was luminous, high, edifying, full. - "Burke", John Morley.
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