ty·​po·​log·​i·​cal ˌtī-pə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce typological (audio)
: of or relating to typology or types
typologically adverb

Examples of typological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There have been lots of efforts since Charles Darwin’s time to fashion the typological and static concept of race into an evolutionary concept. Alan Goodman, Discover Magazine, 25 June 2020 Species are a typological concept, but usually as a pure categorical typology the class is useless. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 23 Feb. 2012 Regardless of whether this level of substructure is of note of not, your own work on migrations, admixtures and waves of advance depicts patterns of demographic and genetic interconnectedness, and so refutes typological conceptions of race. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 20 Nov. 2012 Tolkien succeeded in creating a mythic world, one that has now grown vast enough through acts of typological repetition and imitation to conquer television, too. Jo Livingstone, The New Yorker, 16 Sep. 2022 Scholars call this kind of relationship typological. Jo Livingstone, The New Yorker, 16 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of typological was in 1845

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“Typological.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typological. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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