typ·i·cal·ly | \ˈti-pi-k(ə-)lē \

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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The average number of incidents police reported themselves dropped from an average of 460 a day in March to 225 a day in June of that year, even though summer weather typically brings higher crime. Brad Heath, USA TODAY, "Baltimore police stopped noticing crime after Freddie Gray's death. A wave of killings followed.," 12 July 2018 The event typically brings about 600 people to Missouri Town. Cortlynn Stark, Hana Muslic, Katie Bernard And Edward Mckinley, kansascity, "From Prairie Village to Parkville, KC area celebrates the Fourth," 4 July 2018 As per tradition, the fireworks, military flyover, and world-class orchestra led by Keith Lockhart will all be returning for the ceremony, which typically brings around 400,000 people to the banks of the Charles River every year. Anush Elbakyan, BostonGlobe.com, "Watch: The 2018 Boston Pops July 4th Fireworks Spectacular," 28 June 2018 At restaurants, injera is typically brought to the table sprawling to the edges of a gebeta, a round metal tray. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "At Makina Cafe, Ethiopian Takeaway With Buoyant Injera," 28 June 2018 The researchers found that neighborhoods experiencing rapid Airbnb growth typically saw a growth in restaurant employment. Tracy Jan, latimes.com, "Study suggests white neigborhoods see more economic benefits from Airbnb," 12 July 2018 The nine bodies were unceremoniously dumped into a burial pit, tangled in a jumble of limbs anathema to the precise arrangements typically seen in Early Neolithic graves. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "7,000-Year-Old German Grave Shows New Side of Neolithic Brutality," 11 July 2018 Notably, Sacramento doesn't typically see many multi-day trips from visiting NBA rosters. Michael Mcgough, sacbee, "A 6-foot-10 NBA center enjoyed Sacramento's cheesiest burger. Here's why he was in town," 9 July 2018 Solar eclipses are typically only seen by a small selection of the earth’s population because the shadow cast by the moon is comparatively smaller than that cast by the earth. Time, "Practically Everyone in the World Will See the Longest Eclipse of the Century on July 27. Here's What to Know," 3 July 2018

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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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