from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Exhibiting the qualities, traits, or characteristics that identify a kind, class, group, or category: a typical suburban community.
- adj. Of or relating to a representative specimen; characteristic or distinctive.
- adj. Conforming to a type: a composition typical of the baroque period.
- adj. Of the nature of, constituting, or serving as a type; emblematic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Capturing the overall sense of a thing.
- adj. Characteristically representing something by form, group, idea or type.
- adj. Normal, average; to be expected.
- n. Anything that is typical, normal, or standard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of the nature of a type; representing something by a form, model, or resemblance; emblematic; prefigurative.
- adj. Combining or exhibiting the essential characteristics of a group.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the character of a significant or symbolic type; serving as an index or a symbol of something past, present, or to come; representative; emblematic; illustrative. The description is, as sorted test to the apprehension of those times, typicall and shadowie.
- Constituting or conforming to a type or pattern; representative in kind or quality; serving as a characteristic example of a group or an aggregate: as, a typical animal, plant, species, or genus; a typical building; typical conduct. Also typal. Compare attypical, etypical, subtypical.
- Of or pertaining to a type or types; significantly characteristic or illustrative; indicative; connotative: as, a typical example or specimen; typical markings, colors, or limbs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing
- adj. conforming to a type
- adj. exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category
Late Latin typicālis, from typicus, from Greek tupikos, from tupos, impression.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin typicalis, from Latin typicus ("typical"), from Ancient Greek τυπικός ("of or pertaining to a type, conformable, typical"), from τύπος (tupos, "mark, impression, type"); see typic and -al, and type. (Wiktionary)