Examples of atypical in a Sentence
the postal service delivered the package with atypical speed
since that's an atypical response for an infant, you might want to have her hearing tested
Recent Examples of atypical from the Web
Both experts cautioned however, that these series of tweets were atypical, and Trump's habit of deleting tweets is a violation of the PRA.
This line of reasoning from Sanders isn’t atypical.
Here are the players interim manager Dave Sarachan may call upon for an atypical affair in Portugal.
In an atypical move for a corporate giant, Amazon publicly solicited project proposals from metro areas.
That is atypical, but county officials expected the payments to SMCS Tech be smaller, Gliha said.
For a generation so fully embedded in social media, celebrity was not remote or atypical.
The two women are friends, but the idea for the atypical choice had a deeper root.
There are elements of Paddock’s biography that, in hindsight, mark an atypical lifestyle, but hardly the type that ends in blood.
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Synonymsaberrant, aberrated, abnormal, anomalous, exceptional, especial, exceeding, extraordinaire, extraordinary, freak, odd, peculiar, phenomenal, preternatural, rare, singular, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, unusual, unwonted
Antonymscommon, customary, normal, ordinary, typical, unexceptional, unextraordinary, usual
Related Wordsconspicuous, notable, noticeable, outstanding, prominent, remarkable, salient, striking; bizarre, deviant, eccentric, freakish, monstrous, oddball, outlandish, quaint, strange, weird; incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, unimaginable, unthinkable
Near Antonymseveryday, familiar, frequent
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medical Definition of atypical
- The procedure, ductal lavage, washes cells from the milk ducts, where 95 percent of breast cancers start. Tests can then be performed to look for atypical or abnormal cells.
- —Judith Groch, The New York Times, 20 Nov. 2001
- The results of treatment of patients with gallstones are less successful in individuals with atypical pain patterns or painless dyspepsia …
- —The Journal of the American Medical Association, 24 Feb. 1993
- In some patients with atypical dysgenesis, the smear may show slight proliferation.
- —George L Wied et al., Compendium on Diagnostic Cytology, 1976
- Atypical antipsychotics work more precisely, manipulating both dopamine and serotonin and suppressing symptoms without causing so many associated problems.
- —Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 19 Aug. 2002
- Although studies indicated that the atypical drugs are similar to the conventional drugs in reducing psychotic symptoms and produce few neurologic effects, the evidence of their superior efficacy has been neither consistent nor robust …
- —Jeffrey A. Lieberman et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 22 Sept. 2005
- Atypically depressed patients often show a different clinical picture from those with “classical” major depression.
- —Ronald Pies, The New York Times, 31 July 2007
medical Definition of atypical
- Her 24-year-old daughter, diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1993, had problems with two types of atypicals before a third proved successful.
- —Stephaan Harris, USA Today, 28 June 1999
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