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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.typicality - the state of being that is typicaltypicality - the state of being that is typical  
normalcy, normality - being within certain limits that define the range of normal functioning
atypicality, untypicality - any state that is not typical
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In Sophie, we may recognize the young, glamorous McCarthy, and in Lily, the mature, centered McCarthy; in Aileen, the brash, inquisitive academic, we find a representation of that insight into and fear of typicality that McCarthy writes into Meg Sargent, Martha Sinnott, and Kay Strong Petersen.
Table 4 also presents the typicality probabilities for the group classifications of the Spanish sample.
As American Jewish historians on both sides of this issue have shown, strong cases can be made for exceptionalism and for Jewish typicality.
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Hypothesis 2: There will be different advertising agency typicality, or competitive differentiation, between large in-house and small independent agencies.
Although these yield multiple specific conclusions on details, one is always left wondering about the typicality of each case and the conclusions that might be drawn from them collectively.
The play needs close scholarly readings such as this because it exists in the canon on the basis of a number of unwarranted assumptions about its nature and typicality.
Moreover, the words of this Tennessee Unionist in a Kentucky regiment ameliorate such scholarly lapses as the recent neglect of federal units from the Bluegrass State, the broad characterization of Southern Unionism, and, more generally, easy assumptions about typicality.