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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

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Examples of typically in a Sentence

prairie dogs typically live in open spaces

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Her daily meals typically include fish, lean chicken, a lot of vegetables, and some fruit. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Jason Aldean's Wife Brittany Kerr Says It's Been 'Difficult' to Get Fit After Second Baby," 7 Apr. 2019 These include a new plumbing program in 2018 and an electrical technology program that typically has a year-plus wait list. Chuck Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "The State of American Trade Schools," 13 Mar. 2019 Kate appears to be a fan of the handbag line and the color purple, a hue typically associated with royalty. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Wore Her Gucci Blouse Backwards and We Almost Missed It," 13 Mar. 2019 For Catholics, palm leaves are typically given to parishioners prior to the start of mass. Marie Milano, Country Living, "When Is Palm Sunday, and Why Does the Date Always Change?," 8 Mar. 2019 Since baking soda is slightly alkaline (its pH is between 8 and 9), it's often used to neutralize odors, which typically have acidic pH levels. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "11 Surprising Ways to Use Your Baking Soda," 6 Mar. 2019 Paradoxically, students in high-poverty schools typically have the worst completion rates in the country — even though those are the students most likely to qualify for aid, NCAN says. Katherine Long, The Seattle Times, "Seattle high schoolers are applying for FAFSA more than anywhere else in Washington," 28 Nov. 2018 The international locations typically have three Japanese staff members. Fox News, "Students ‘pay’ for coffee with personal data," 4 Oct. 2018 Typical counter height is 36 inches and standard dishwashers are typically 24 inches wide, 24 inches deep, and around 34 inches high, often with adjustable legs. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Built-in Dishwasher," 11 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of typically

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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English Language Learners Definition of typically

: generally or normally
: in the usual way

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