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Definition 1: exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where typical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(typical is similar to ...) being or serving as an illustration of a type

"the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy" "an action exemplary of his conduct"

(typical is similar to ...) serving to represent or typify

"representative moviegoers" "a representative modern play"

(typical is similar to ...) often used as intensifiers

"a regular morass of details" "a regular nincompoop" "he's a veritable swine"

(typical is similar to ...) conforming to definitive criteria

"the horseshoe crab is not a true crab" "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician"

(typical is similar to ...) of a well-known type; remarkably typical

"the classic struggle between good and evil" "I woke up with all the classic symptoms of the flu" "she made the classic mistake of choosing style over substance"

(means also ...) typical or distinctive

"heard my friend's characteristic laugh" "red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn" "stripes characteristic of the zebra"

(... are attributes of typical) the state of being that is typical

Definition 2: of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where typical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor
  • that is typical of you!

Synonyms for typical in the sense of this definition

(typical is similar to ...) typical or distinctive

"heard my friend's characteristic laugh" "red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn" "stripes characteristic of the zebra"

Definition 3: conforming to a type - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where typical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the typical (or normal) American
  • typical teenage behavior

(typical is similar to ...) 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"

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