Definitions for typicalˈtɪp ɪ kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

typ•i•calˈtɪp ɪ kəl(adj.)

  1. of the nature of or serving as a type or representative specimen:

    a typical family.

  2. conforming to a particular type.

  3. exemplifying most nearly the essential characteristics of a higher group of organisms and forming the type:

    the typical genus of a family.

    Category: Biology

  4. characteristic or distinctive:

    typical mannerisms.

  5. 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



Princeton's WordNet

  1. typical(adj)

    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"

  2. distinctive, typical(adj)

    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!"

  3. typical(adj)

    conforming to a type

    "the typical (or normal) American"; "typical teenage behavior"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. 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

  2. typicalˈtɪp ɪ kəl

    usual or normal

    a typical day at school; His typical reaction to stress is to yell.


  1. typical(Adjective)

    Capturing the overall sense of a thing

  2. typical(Adjective)

    characteristically representing something by form or type

  3. typical(Adjective)


  4. Origin: From typicalis, from typicus, from τυπικός, from τύπος; see typic and -al, and type.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Typical(adj)

    of the nature of a type; representing something by a form, model, or resemblance; emblematic; prefigurative

  2. Typical(adj)

    combining or exhibiting the essential characteristics of a group; as, a typical genus


  1. Typical

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'typical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2131

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'typical' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2696

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    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.

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