Typical definition

tĭpĭ-kəl
Of or belonging to a type or representative example; characteristic.
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Conforming with what usually happens.

The bus is late again? That's so typical!

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Exhibiting the qualities, traits, or characteristics that identify a kind, class, group, or category.

A typical suburban community.

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Serving as a type; symbolic.
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Of or relating to a representative specimen; characteristic or distinctive.
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Conforming to a type.

A composition typical of the baroque period.

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Of the nature of, constituting, or serving as a type; emblematic.
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Having or showing the characteristics, qualities, etc. of a kind, class, or group so fully as to be a representative example.
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Relating to a representative specimen; characteristic or distinctive.
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Characteristically representing something by form, group, idea or type.
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Normal, average; to be expected.
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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.

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Capturing the overall sense of a thing.
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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.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
typical
Plural:
typicals

Origin of typical

  • Late Latin typicālis from typicus from Greek tupikos from tupos impression

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin typicalis, from Latin typicus (“typical"), from Ancient Greek τυπικός (tupikos, “of or pertaining to a type, conformable, typical"), from τύπος (tupos, “mark, impression, type"); see typic and -al, and type.

    From Wiktionary