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topicality

[ top-i-kal-i-tee ]

noun

, plural top·i·cal·i·ties
  1. the state or quality of being topical.
  2. a detail or matter of current or local interest.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of topicality1

First recorded in 1900–05; topical + -ity

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Example Sentences

Liu’s work stands out not just for its topicality, or the precision with which it zeroes in on the frustrations of 21st-­century motherhood, but for its range.

Google said “relevance to the user, including topicality, grade level and curriculum standards, can be key considerations for users deciding what learning material to use.”

On the other hand, hints at topicality are probably red herrings.

It operates without pressure of topicality and it is stronger than the tyranny of humour.

There is another marked characteristic of modern school fiction—its intense topicality.

Topicality has often much to do with the acceptance of an article; but the beginner seldom takes this point into consideration.

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