adjective typ·i·cal \ˈti-pi-kəl\

: normal for a person, thing, or group : average or usual

: happening in the usual way

Full Definition of TYPICAL

:  constituting or having the nature of a type :  symbolic
a :  combining or exhibiting the essential characteristics of a group <typical suburban houses>
b :  conforming to a type <a specimen typical of the species>
typ·i·cal·i·ty \ˌti-pə-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun
typ·i·cal·ness \ˈti-pi-kəl-nəs\ noun

Origin of TYPICAL

Late Latin typicalis, from typicus, from Greek typikos, from typos model — more at type
First Known Use: 1609

Synonym Discussion of TYPICAL

regular, normal, typical, natural mean being of the sort or kind that is expected as usual, ordinary, or average. regular stresses conformity to a rule, standard, or pattern <the club's regular monthly meeting>. normal implies lack of deviation from what has been discovered or established as the most usual or expected <normal behavior for a two-year-old>. typical implies showing all important traits of a type, class, or group and may suggest lack of strong individuality <a typical small town>. natural applies to what conforms to a thing's essential nature, function, or mode of being <the natural love of a mother for her child>.
TYPICAL Defined for Kids


adjective typ·i·cal \ˈti-pi-kəl\

Definition of TYPICAL for Kids

:  combining or showing the special characteristics of a group or kind <a typical Sunday dinner>
typ·i·cal·ly adverb
Medical Dictionary


adjective typ·i·cal \ˈtip-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of TYPICAL

:  conforming to a type <a typical specimen> <typical symptoms of a disease>


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