- typicall (obsolete)
From Late Latin typicalis, from Latin typicus (“typical”), from Ancient Greek τυπικός (tupikós, “of or pertaining to a type, conformable, typical”), from τύπος (túpos, “mark, impression, type”), equivalent to typic + -al and type + -ical.
typical (comparative more typical, superlative most typical)
- Capturing the overall sense of a thing.
- Characteristically representing something by form, group, idea or type.
- Normal, average; to be expected.
- 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 2, in Internal Combustion:
- One typical Grecian kiln engorged one thousand muleloads of juniper wood in a single burn. Fifty such kilns would devour six thousand metric tons of trees and brush annually.
- (taxonomy) Of a lower taxon, containing the type of the higher taxon.
- 2013 September 9, Raymond G. Gagné; John C. Moser, “The North American gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) of hackberries (Cannabaceae: Celtis spp.)”, in Memoirs of the American Entomological Society, volume 49:
- Celticecis species are definitely known only from the typical subgenus of Celtis, distributed through much of the Holarctic Region.
- See also Thesaurus:common
capturing the overall sense of a thing
characteristically representing something
normal; to be expected
typical (plural typicals)
- Anything that is typical, normal, or standard.
- Antipsychotic drugs can be divided into typicals and atypicals.
- Among the moths, typicals were more common than melanics.
- typical in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- typical in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911