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
Reaching out for help on social media was atypical response.
Atypical behaviors of others animals have made their way into scientific papers: ▪ Forty-five horses, five captive does, three dogs, swallows and pigeons.
The PAC was founded in 2003 to raise money for John Kerry’s presidential campaign and has been known for atypical fundraisers, like ceviche and moonshine nights.
That's not a dig at the authenticity of those friendships, but the circumstances under which they were formed is undeniably atypical, and yet that's completely glossed over.
Brands such as Victoria’s Secret will probably continue to showcase atypical-looking supermodels for years to come, but other companies may choose to follow Aerie and Dove with the hope of increasing their sales and bolstering their reputations.
There are two atypical strains of BSE, called H-type and L-type.
A pair of atypical, expressionist works in the exhibit seem to spring from this part of his psyche.
This is atypical for photography, where prices are lower and volumes are higher than in other contemporary art.
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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
ATYPICAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of atypical for English Language Learners
: not typical : not usual or normal
ATYPICAL Defined for Kids
Definition of atypical for Students
- an atypical case
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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