adjective \ˈti-pi-kəl\

: normal for a person, thing, or group : average or usual

: happening in the usual way

Full Definition of TYPICAL

:  constituting or having the nature of a type :  symbolic
a :  combining or exhibiting the essential characteristics of a group <typical suburban houses>
b :  conforming to a type <a specimen typical of the species>
typ·i·cal·i·ty \ˌti-pə-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun
typ·i·cal·ness \ˈti-pi-kəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of TYPICAL

  1. It was his typical response.
  2. It was a typical Saturday night for us.
  3. We wanted him to have the typical college experience of living on campus.

Origin of TYPICAL

Late Latin typicalis, from typicus, from Greek typikos, from typos model — more at type
First Known Use: 1609


adjective \ˈtip-i-kəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TYPICAL

: conforming to a type <a typical specimen> <typical symptoms of a disease>


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