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topicality

[top-i-kal-i-tee] /ˌtɒp ɪˈkæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural topicalities for 2.
1.
the state or quality of being topical.
2.
a detail or matter of current or local interest.
Origin of topicality
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; topical + -ity
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  • It operates without pressure of topicality and it is stronger than the tyranny of humour.

    George Cruikshank W. H. Chesson
  • topicality has often much to do with the acceptance of an article; but the beginner seldom takes this point into consideration.

    The Lure of the Pen

    Flora Klickmann

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