Top"ic*al (?), a. [Cf. F. topique, LL. topicus, Gr. . See Topic, n.]


Of or pertaining to a place; limited; logical application; as, a topical remedy; a topical claim or privilege.

2. Rhet. & Logic

Pertaining to, or consisting of, a topic or topics; according to topics.


Resembling a topic, or general maxim; hence, not demonstrative, but merely probable, as an argument.

Evidences of fact can be no more than topical and probable.

Sir M. Hale.


© Webster 1913.

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