Simple Definition of typical
: normal for a person, thing, or group : average or usual
: happening in the usual way
Full Definition of typical
1 : constituting or having the nature of a type : symbolic
2a : combining or exhibiting the essential characteristics of a group <typical suburban houses>b : conforming to a type <a specimen typical of the species>
Examples of typical
It was his typical response.
It was a typical Saturday night for us.
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
Synonym Discussion of typical
Medical Definition of typical
: conforming to a type <a typical specimen> <typical symptoms of a disease>
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