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typ·i·cal

 (tĭp′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Exhibiting the qualities, traits, or characteristics that identify a kind, class, group, or category: a typical suburban community.
2. Of or relating to a representative specimen; characteristic or distinctive.
3. Conforming to a type: a composition typical of the baroque period.
4. also typ·ic (-ĭk) Of the nature of, constituting, or serving as a type; emblematic.
5. Conforming with what usually happens: The bus is late again? That's so typical!

[Late Latin typicālis, from typicus, from Greek tupikos, from tupos, impression.]

typ′i·cal·ly adv.
typ′i·cal·ness, typ′i·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē) n.

typical

(ˈtɪpɪkəl)
adj
1. being or serving as a representative example of a particular type; characteristic: the painting is a typical Rembrandt.
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. (Zoology) biology having most of the characteristics of a particular taxonomic group: a typical species of a genus.
Also (poetic): typic
[C17: from Medieval Latin typicālis, from Late Latin typicus figurative, from Greek tupikos, from tupos type]
ˈtypically adv
ˈtypicalness, ˌtypiˈcality n

typ•i•cal

(ˈtɪp 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.
4. characteristic or distinctive: typical mannerisms.
5. pertaining to, of the nature of, or serving as a type or emblem; symbolic.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin typicālis= Late Latin typic(us) (< Greek typikós=týp(os) type + -ikos -ic) + Latin -ālis -al1]
typ′i•cal•ly, adv.
typ′i•cal•ness, typ`i•cal′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.typical - exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or categorytypical - 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"
characteristic - typical or distinctive; "heard my friend's characteristic laugh"; "red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn"; "stripes characteristic of the zebra"
atypical, untypical - not representative of a group, class, or type; "a group that is atypical of the target audience"; "a class of atypical mosses"; "atypical behavior is not the accepted type of response that we expect from children"
2.typical - of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thingtypical - 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!"
characteristic - typical or distinctive; "heard my friend's characteristic laugh"; "red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn"; "stripes characteristic of the zebra"
3.typical - conforming to a typetypical - conforming to a type; "the typical (or normal) American"; "typical teenage behavior"
normal - conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal; "serve wine at normal room temperature"; "normal diplomatic relations"; "normal working hours"; "normal word order"; "normal curiosity"; "the normal course of events"

typical

typical

adjective
1. Commonly encountered:
2. Serving to identify or set apart an individual or group:
Translations
نَموذَجينـَمُوذَجِيّ
typický
typisk
tyypillinen
tipičan
jellegzetesjellemzőtipikus
dæmigerîur
典型的な
전형적인
tipisks
značilen
typisk
ซึ่งเป็นตัวอย่าง
điển hình

typical

[ˈtɪpɪkəl] ADJ
1. (= archetypal) → típico
a typical Canadian winterun típico invierno canadiense
the typical Englishmanel inglés típico
he is typical of many people whoes un ejemplo típico de mucha gente que ...
2. (= usual, characteristic) [behaviour, reaction, style] → típico
with typical modesty he saidcon la modestia que le caracterizaba dijo ...con una modestía típica en él dijo ...
it was typical of her to offer to payera típico en ella ofrecerse a pagar
3. (expressing annoyance) "typical!" she shouted-¡cómo no! -gritó, -¡típico! -gritó
that's typical of him!¡eso es típico de él!
it was typical of our luck that it rainedcon la mala suerte que nos caracteriza, llovió, con nuestra mala suerte de siempre, llovió

typical

[ˈtɪpɪkəl] adj
(= representative) [example, case, day] → typique
A typical day begins at 8.30 → Une journée typique commence à 8h30.
to be typical of [+ group] → présenter toutes les caractéristiques de
Louisa is typical of many young women who attempt suicide → Louisa présente toutes les caractéristiques de beaucoup de jeunes femmes qui font une tentative de suicide.
(= characteristic) [energy, modesty] → habituel(le)
This feature is not typical of Chinese → Ceci n'est pas habituel en chinois.
(expressing annoyance)
That's just typical! → Ça ne m'étonne pas!, C'est typique!
That is just typical of you, isn't it? → Ça ne m'étonne pas de toi!

typical

adjtypisch (of für); a typical English towneine typisch englische Stadt; that’s typical of himdas ist typisch für ihn; isn’t that typical!ist das nicht wieder mal typisch!; typical male!typisch Mann!

typical

[ˈtɪpɪkl] adjtipico/a
a typical case/example → un caso/esempio tipico
the typical Spaniard → il tipico spagnolo, lo spagnolo tipo
(isn't that just) typical! → tipico!
that's typical of her! → questo è tipico di lei!

typical

(ˈtipikəl) adjective
(negative untypical) having or showing the usual characteristics (of). He is a typical Englishman; They're typical civil servants.
ˈtypically adverb

typical

نـَمُوذَجِيّ typický typisk typisch τυπικός típico tyypillinen typique tipičan tipico 典型的な 전형적인 typisch typisk typowy típico типичный typisk ซึ่งเป็นตัวอย่าง tipik điển hình 典型的

typical

a. típico-a, conforme a un tipo.

typical

adj típico
References in classic literature ?
Near its southern termination, it received the contributions of another lake, whose waters were so limpid as to have been exclusively selected by the Jesuit missionaries to perform the typical purification of baptism, and to obtain for it the title of lake "du Saint Sacrement.
The street in which it upreared its venerable peaks has long ceased to be a fashionable quarter of the town; so that, though the old edifice was surrounded by habitations of modern date, they were mostly small, built entirely of wood, and typical of the most plodding uniformity of common life.
Ye that have wronged me are not sinful, save in a kind of typical illusion; neither am I fiend-like, who have snatched a fiend's office from his hands.
He escorted them to the house, which was one of a long row of the typical frame dwellings of the neighborhood, where architecture is a luxury that is dispensed with.
That was a trivial but typical instance of the mode in which Nancy's life was regulated.
His career is the typical American story of self-help.
It proclaimed the German nation to be the model nation, and the German petty Philistine to be the typical man.
My dream was very peculiar, and was almost typical of the way that waking thoughts become merged in, or continued in, dreams.
The yard is typical of many that may be seen in Sicily.
A garrison life is fatal even to the most aristocratic organization; and imperceptibly, D'Artagnan, always in the camp, always on horseback, always in garrison, became (I know not how in the present age one would express it) a typical trooper.
There is no part of the world of coasts, continents, oceans, seas, straits, capes, and islands which is not under the sway of a reigning wind, the sovereign of its typical weather.
It was just such a picture as this last that Hayslope Church had made to the traveller as he began to mount the gentle slope leading to its pleasant uplands, and now from his station near the Green he had before him in one view nearly all the other typical features of this pleasant land.