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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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The professional military uniqueness of Peru was matched only by its militaristic typicality.
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This notion of congruence or typicality of certain expressions raises many issues concerning the criteria used to determine what is congruent and non-conguent in language, which are beyond our scope here (see Halliday, 1994: p.
and Itzaj participants paid close attention to the perceived similarity between the animals and to the typicality of the animals in the local environment.
However, even if the typicality of certain relationships among competing hypotheses might differ between domains, the logical relationship between the operative hypothesis-set and the truth remains an unknown in any domain.