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>
typicalityplay \ˌti-pə-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun
typicalnessplay \ˈti-pi-kəl-nəs\ noun
Examples of typical in a sentence
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 and Etymology of typical
Late Latin typicalis, from typicus, from Greek typikos, from typos model — more at type
First Known Use: 1609
Synonym Discussion of typical
TYPICAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of typical for English Language Learners
: normal for a person, thing, or group : average or usual
: happening in the usual way
TYPICAL Defined for Kids
Definition of typical for Students
: combining or showing the special characteristics of a group or kind <a typical Sunday dinner>
Medical Definition of typical
: conforming to a type <a typical specimen> <typical symptoms of a disease>
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