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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Typical  \Typ"ic*al\,  a.  [L.  typicus  Gr  ?,  from  ?  type:  cf  F. 
  typique  See  {Type}.] 
  1.  Of  the  nature  of  a  type  representing  something  by  a  form 
  model,  or  resemblance;  emblematic;  prefigurative. 
  The  Levitical  priesthood  was  only  typical  of  the 
  Christian.  --Atterbury. 
  2.  (Nat.  Hist.)  Combining  or  exhibiting  the  essential 
  characteristics  of  a  group  as  a  typical  genus.  -- 
  {Typ"ic*al*ly},  adv  --  {Typ"ic*al*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  exhibiting  the  qualities  or  characteristics  that  identify  a 
  group  or  kind  or  category;  "a  typical  American  girl"; 
  "a  typical  suburban  community";  "the  typical  car  owner 
  drives  10,000  miles  a  year";  "a  painting  typical  of 
  the  Impressionist  school";  "a  typical  romantic  poem"; 
  "a  typical  case  of  arteritis"  [ant:  {atypical}] 
  2:  of  a  feature  that  helps  to  distinguish  a  person  or  thing 
  "Jerusalem  has  a  distinctive  Middle  East  flavor"-  Curtis 
  Wilkie;  "that  is  typical  of  you!"  [syn:  {distinctive}] 
  3:  conforming  to  a  type  "the  typical  (or  normal)  American"; 
  "typical  teenage  behavior" 

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