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Definition of typical adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1having the usual qualities or features of a particular type of person, thing, or group synonym representative a typical Italian café This is a typical example of Roman pottery. typical of somebody/something This meal is typical of local cuisine. typical for somebody/something The weather at the moment is not typical for July. opposite atypical
  2. 2happening in the usual way; showing what something is usually like synonym normal A typical working day for me begins at 7:30. On a typical day, we receive about 50 letters. Typical interview questions are “Why do you want to study law?” or “Why did you choose this college?” opposite untypical
  3. 3typical (of somebody/something) (often disapproving) behaving in the way that you expect It was typical of her to forget. He spoke with typical enthusiasm. (informal) She's late again—typical!
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