adjective typ·i·cal \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

Synonym Discussion of TYPICAL

regular, normal, typical, natural mean being of the sort or kind that is expected as usual, ordinary, or average. regular stresses conformity to a rule, standard, or pattern <the club's regular monthly meeting>. normal implies lack of deviation from what has been discovered or established as the most usual or expected <normal behavior for a two-year-old>. typical implies showing all important traits of a type, class, or group and may suggest lack of strong individuality <a typical small town>. natural applies to what conforms to a thing's essential nature, function, or mode of being <the natural love of a mother for her child>.
TYPICALNESS Defined for Kids


adjective typ·i·cal \ˈti-pi-kəl\

Definition of TYPICAL for Kids

:  combining or showing the special characteristics of a group or kind <a typical Sunday dinner>
typ·i·cal·ly adverb
Medical Dictionary


adjective typ·i·cal \ˈtip-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of TYPICAL

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


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