Definitions for typicalˈtɪp ɪ kəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
typ•i•calˈtɪp ɪ kəl(adj.)
of the nature of or serving as a type or representative specimen:
a typical family.
conforming to a particular type.
exemplifying most nearly the essential characteristics of a higher group of organisms and forming the type:
the typical genus of a family.
characteristic or distinctive:
pertaining to, of the nature of, or serving as a type or emblem; symbolic.
Origin of typical:
1605–15; < ML typicālis= LL typic(us) (< Gk typikós=týp(os)type+-ikos -ic ) + L -ālis -al1
exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category
"a typical American girl"; "a typical suburban community"; "the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year"; "a painting typical of the Impressionist school"; "a typical romantic poem"; "a typical case of arteritis"
of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing
"Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor"- Curtis Wilkie; "that is typical of you!"
conforming to a type
"the typical (or normal) American"; "typical teenage behavior"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
typical(adjective)ˈtɪp ɪ kəl
having characteristics that are common in a particular person, thing, or group
markings that are typical of these birds; a typical New England church
typicalˈtɪp ɪ kəl
usual or normal
a typical day at school; His typical reaction to stress is to yell.
Capturing the overall sense of a thing
characteristically representing something by form or type
Origin: From typicalis, from typicus, from τυπικός, from τύπος; see typic and -al, and type.
of the nature of a type; representing something by a form, model, or resemblance; emblematic; prefigurative
combining or exhibiting the essential characteristics of a group; as, a typical genus
Typical is a live album by Peter Hammill, recorded in 1992 and released in 1999. It is a double CD and was released on Hammill's own Fie! label. The album was recorded at nine concerts in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'typical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2131
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'typical' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2696
Rank popularity for the word 'typical' in Adjectives Frequency: #280
Translations for typical
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(negative untypical ) having or showing the usual characteristics (of)
He is a typical Englishman; They're typical civil servants.
- tipicoPortuguese (BR)
- χαρακτηριστικός, αντιπροσωπευτικόςGreek
- 典型的Chinese (Trad.)
- نمونہ کا، مثاليUrdu
- tiêu biểuVietnamese
- 典型的Chinese (Simp.)
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