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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
typ•i•cal /ˈtɪpɪkəl/USA pronunciation
adj. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
typ•i•cal•ly, adv. See -type-.
- of or relating to a type;
being a representative example:a typical family.
- characteristic of a person or group of persons, animals, or things:his typical mannerisms.[It + be + ~ + of]It was typical of him to give a twenty-minute speech.
(tip′i kəl), adj.
- of the nature of or serving as a type or representative specimen.
- conforming to a particular type.
- Biology[Biol.]exemplifying most nearly the essential characteristics of a higher group in natural history, and forming the type:the typical genus of a family.
- characteristic or distinctive:He has the mannerisms typical of his class.
- pertaining to, of the nature of, or serving as a type or emblem;
typ′i•cal•ness, typ′i•cal′i•ty, n.
1 . normal, average, stock, usual.
- Greek typikós, equivalent. to týp(os) type + -ikos -ic) + Latin -ālis -al1
- Medieval Latin typicālis, equivalent. to Late Latin typic(us) (
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typical /ˈtɪpɪkəl/ adj
Etymology: 17th Century: from Medieval Latin typicālis, from Late Latin typicus figurative, from Greek tupikos, from tupos typeˈtypically adv ˈtypicalness, ˌtypiˈcality n
- being or serving as a representative example of a particular type; characteristic
- considered to be an example of some undesirable trait: that is typical of you!
- of or relating to a representative specimen or type
- conforming to a type
- having most of the characteristics of a particular taxonomic group
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