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[adj] 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!"
[adj] conforming to a type; "the typical (or normal) American"; "typical teenage behavior"
[adj] 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"


atypical, untypical

Misc. Definitions

\Typ"ic*al\, a. [L. typicus, Gr. ?, from ? type: cf. F. typique. See {Type}.]
1. Of the nature of a type; representing something by a form, model, or resemblance; emblematic; prefigurative. The Levitical priesthood was only typical of the Christian. --Atterbury.
2. (Nat. Hist.) Combining or exhibiting the essential characteristics of a group; as, a typical genus. -- {Typ"ic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Typ"ic*al*ness}, n.

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