typ·​i·​cal·​ly | \ ˈti-pi-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce typically (audio) \

Definition of typically

1 : on a typical occasion : in typical circumstances typically, members of our staff receive little … recognition— Brendan Gill
2 : in a typical manner typically American

Examples of typically in a Sentence

prairie dogs typically live in open spaces
Recent Examples on the Web Fake stories that appear in one European country – such as a report that Polish clinics were kicking out cancer patients to accommodate Ukrainian refugees – typically take a day or two to spread to another language or geography. Dominique Soguel, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 May 2022 Shady gardens typically take longer to warm up in spring, remain cooler on hot summer days, and will likely require more fertilizer. Jessica Damiano, BostonGlobe.com, 15 May 2022 But Cache County residents shouldn’t expect new reservoirs anytime soon — dams typically take long planning processes, environmental reviews and construction periods. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2022 The teams spent some five hours on an exercise that for the Pentagon would typically take up to five days. Carol E. Lee, NBC News, 12 May 2022 Such investigations typically take at least a year, putting Mr. Garland on a path of potentially having to conclude it at the same time Mr. Trump is running for president again. New York Times, 12 May 2022 This process may go on for months, stalling the start of union contract negotiations which typically can take over a year. Shelley E. Kohan, Forbes, 3 May 2022 Designed and taught by Google employees and sold through online education platform Coursera Inc., lessons typically cost about $39 a month and take three to six months to complete. Stephanie Mlot, PCMAG, 3 May 2022 The spots that are available are unaffordable for many families and typically cost anywhere from $12,900 to $19,500 a year. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of typically

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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19 May 2022

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“Typically.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typically. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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