Adjective "typical" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having the distinctive qualities of a particular type of person or thing.
  1. 'a typical example of 1930s art deco'
  2. 'Unfortunately, this is hardly a typical example of the quality available in pubs.'
  3. 'Debt experts have claimed she is a typical example of people who have been caught out by the boom in easy credit.'
  4. 'What is remarkable about those four, pretty typical examples is that they were all spoken in one day in late April.'
  5. 'The most typical examples were the realignment of candidacy lists in Kowloon East and Kowloon West.'
  6. 'The diagnosis of MI was based on typical clinical symptoms, ECG changes and enzyme elevations.'
  7. 'The situation in Hull is a typical example of why the Government announced earlier this week a major crackdown on truancy.'
  8. 'So it is important to be attentive to typical symptoms such as sudden dizziness or headaches.'
  9. 'The development of industrial zones is a typical example of how the the national resources have been misused.'
  10. 'The symptoms of bird flu in people vary from typical flu symptoms to eye infections and pneumonia.'
  11. 'So what we have is just a typical example of a publisher claiming credit for something he had nothing to do with.'
  12. 'he brushed the incident aside with typical good humour'
  13. 'In typical Top Model form, the answer to this is to badger and bully the girl to toeing the line.'
  14. 'EMC may well have offered sweet deals to the few affected customers but that type of behavior is typical of a large vendor.'
  15. 'So typical of these yokels to make such a tasteless error of judgment.'
  16. 'That would be typical of the politically correct party that he represents.'
  17. 'On the floor of the wreck are the usual bits of debris, typical of the general litter found around a boiler-room.'
  18. 'The Senators' last game, in all too typical fashion, had ended in a loss.'
  19. 'We both stood up, and in his most typical fashion, Major Lee gave me a hearty salute.'
  20. 'His character is formed by a sense of honour and duty typical of the baroque hero.'
  21. 'It was cold as hell out, which is typical for Minnesota in January.'
  22. 'The organisation of this festival of fun in the middle of winter is typical of the resilient people of Blackball.'
  23. 'you really are a typical journalist'
  24. 'You may already have several ideas about typical British food, but the most popular dish in Britain is curry!'
  25. 'Not what you would expect of chips from your typical Chinese outlet.'
  26. 'That's typical of Irish folks' ability to turn a plain sentence or phrase into poetry, song or satire.'
Representative as a symbol; symbolic.
  1. 'It expects the typical customer to have an income of half the national average.'
  2. 'The company is looking for products which will be popular with the typical European housewife rather than tourists.'
  3. 'The typical soldier of Victorian popular fiction and poetry, Tommy Atkins, had yet to be invented by Kipling.'


1. of the nature of or serving as a type or representative specimen.

2. conforming to a particular type.

3. Biology. exemplifying most nearly the essential characteristics of a higher group in natural history, and forming the type: the typical genus of a family.

4. characteristic or distinctive: He has the mannerisms typical of his class.

5. pertaining to, of the nature of, or serving as a type or emblem; symbolic.

More examples(as adjective)

"bravos can be typical in places."

"people can be typical of people."

"tradings can be typical in/at/on dates."

"tradings can be typical of summers."

"sorts can be typical of stocks."

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Early 17th century: from medieval Latin typicalis, via Latin from Greek tupikos, from tupos (see type).