Definition of typical in English:


Syllabification: typ·i·cal
Pronunciation: /ˈtipikəl




Pronunciation: /ˌtipiˈkalitē/
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  • But it's a story about specific people, and only a half-wit ever reads a story and assumes any character is a typicality, unless it's a type of character they've never come across before.
  • Since when has typicality been a criterion of historical accuracy?
  • But when I try to make my language more particular, I see that the life of this place is always emerging beyond expectation or prediction or typicality, that it is unique, given to the world minute by minute, only once, never to be repeated.


Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
[sentence adverb]: typically, she showed no alarm [as submodifier]: a typically British stiff upper lip
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  • The customsmen being typically annoying would invariably ask him to open this package.
  • Customers can typically pull up this archived data off disk much quicker than with tape.
  • Tape floss is flat rather than round and is typically thicker than regular floss.


early 17th century: from medieval Latin typicalis, via Latin from Greek tupikos, from tupos (see type).

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