1. [ adjective ] exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category

"a typical American girl" "a typical suburban community" "a painting typical of the Impressionist school" "a typical romantic poem" "a typical case of arteritis"

Related terms: atypical regular representative true typic sample characteristic typicality
2. [ adjective ] of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing
Synonyms: distinctive

"Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor"- Curtis Wilkie "that is typical of you!"

Related terms: characteristic
3. [ adjective ] conforming to a type

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

Related terms: normal
Similar spelling:   typically