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Thematic vs. Topical

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Thematicadjective

Relating to, or having a subject or a topic.

Topicaladjective

Of current interest; contemporary.

‘''Fair trade has become quite a topical subject.’;

Thematicadjective

(music) Relating to a melodic subject.

Topicaladjective

Local to a particular place

Thematicadjective

(linguistics) Of a word stem, ending in a vowel that appears in or otherwise influences the noun or verb's inflection.

Topicaladjective

Applied to a localized part of the body.

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Thematicadjective

(history) Of or relating to a subdivision of the Byzantine empire.

Topicaladjective

Applied externally (to the surface of the skin or eye).

Thematicnoun

A postage stamp that is part of a thematic collection.

Topicaladjective

Arranged according to topic or theme; thematic.

Thematicadjective

Of or pertaining to the theme of a word. See Theme, n., 4.

Topicalnoun

(pharmacology) A topical anaesthetic.

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Thematicadjective

Of or pertaining to a theme, or subject.

Topicaladjective

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

Thematicadjective

relating to or constituting a topic of discourse

Topicaladjective

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

Thematicadjective

of or relating to a melodic subject

Topicaladjective

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.’;

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Topicaladjective

pertaining to the surface of a body part;

‘a drug for topical (or local) application’; ‘a topical anesthesia’;

Topicaladjective

of or relating to or arranged by topics;

‘a detailed record on both a chronological and a topical basis’;

Topicaladjective

of interest at the present time;

‘a topical reference’; ‘a topical and timely study of civil liberty’;

Topicaladjective

(of a subject) of immediate relevance, interest, or importance owing to its relation to current events

‘a popular topical affairs programme’;

Topicaladjective

relating to a particular subject; classified according to subject

‘foreign or topical stamps’;

Topicaladjective

relating or applied directly to a part of the body

‘topical steroid creams’;

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