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Definition of topical adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    topical

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈtɑpɪkl//
     
     
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  1. 1connected with something that is happening or of interest at the present time a topical joke/reference topical events
  2. 2(medical) connected with, or put directly on, a part of the body
NAmE//ˌtɑpəˈkælət̮i//
 
noun [uncountable, singular] Because of recent events, the program has taken on an unexpected topicality.
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