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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
typ•i•cal /ˈtɪpɪkəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. of or relating to a type;
    being a representative example:a typical family.
  2. 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.
typ•i•cal•ly, adv. See -type-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
typ•i•cal  (tipi kəl), 
  1. of the nature of or serving as a type or representative specimen.
  2. conforming to a particular type.
  3. 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.
  4. characteristic or distinctive:He has the mannerisms typical of his class.
  5. pertaining to, of the nature of, or serving as a type or emblem;
  • Greek typikós, equivalent. to týp(os) type + -ikos -ic) + Latin -ālis -al1
  • Medieval Latin typicālis, equivalent. to Late Latin typic(us) (
  • 1605–15
typi•cal•ly, adv. 
typi•cal•ness, typ′i•cali•ty, n. 
1 . normal, average, stock, usual.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

typical /ˈtɪpɪkəl/ adj
  1. being or serving as a representative example of a particular type; characteristic
  2. considered to be an example of some undesirable trait: that is typical of you!
  3. of or relating to a representative specimen or type
  4. conforming to a type
  5. having most of the characteristics of a particular taxonomic group
Etymology: 17th Century: from Medieval Latin typicālis, from Late Latin typicus figurative, from Greek tupikos, from tupos type

ˈtypically adv ˈtypicalness, ˌtypiˈcality n

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