WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
- 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.
- of the nature of or serving as a type or representative specimen.
- conforming to a particular type.
- Biologyexemplifying 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.
- Greek typikós, equivalent. to týp(os) type + -ikos -ic) + Latin -ālis -al1
- Medieval Latin typicālis, equivalent. to Late Latin typic(us) (
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged normal, average, stock, usual.