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 (ā-tĭp′ĭ-kəl) also a·typ·ic (-ĭk)
Not conforming to type; unusual or irregular.

a′typ·i·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē) n.
a·typ′i·cal·ly adv.
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the quality or condition of being atypical
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Noun1.atypicality - any state that is not typical
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
typicality - the state of being that is typical
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