typical

When something is typical, it is common, regular, expected — hanging out with friends and playing computer games are typical activities of American teens.

To be typical is to be of a type, meaning that a person or thing has the same characteristics of everyone or everything else in the group, like a typical student, trying to talk the teacher out of giving homework over break. Something that is typical is what you can expect, like reading a guidebook about a faraway country you will visit to learn the typical weather and kinds of food you will encounter while you are there.

DEFINITIONS OF: typical

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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”
Synonyms
characteristic
typical or distinctive
emblematic, exemplary, typic
being or serving as an illustration of a type
representative
serving to represent or typify
regular, veritable
often used as intensifiers
true
conforming to definitive criteria
Antonyms:
atypical, untypical
not representative of a group, class, or type
uncharacteristic
distinctive and not typical
abnormal, unnatural
not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm
unrepresentative
not exemplifying a class
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adj of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing

“that is typical of you!”
Synonyms:
distinctive
characteristic
typical or distinctive

adj conforming to a type

“the typical (or normal) American”
typical teenage behavior”
Synonyms
normal
conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal
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