- The definition of typical is a characteristic or behavior that is normal and expected for a given person or thing or in a given situation.
- An example of something that would be described as typical is your typical boring day at work where you do the same things you do every other day.
- An example of something that would be described as typical is a characteristic that you'd expect, such as a dog having fur.
- serving as a type; symbolic
- having or showing the characteristics, qualities, etc. of a kind, class, or group so fully as to be a representative example
- of or belonging to a type or representative example; characteristic
Origin of typicalMedieval Latin typicalis ; from Classical Latin typicus ; from Classical Greek typikos
- Exhibiting the qualities, traits, or characteristics that identify a kind, class, group, or category: a typical suburban community.
- Of or relating to a representative specimen; characteristic or distinctive.
- Conforming to a type: a composition typical of the baroque period.
- also typ·ic Of the nature of, constituting, or serving as a type; emblematic.
- Conforming with what usually happens: The bus is late again? That's so typical!
Origin of typicalLate Latin typicālis, from typicus, from Greek tupikos, from tupos, impression.
- typ′i·cal·ness, typ′i·cal′i·ty
(comparative more typical, superlative most typical)
- Anything that is typical, normal, or standard.
- Antipsychotic drugs can be divided into typicals and atypicals.
- Among the moths, typicals were more common than melanics.