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Meaning of typical

typ•i•cal

Pronunciation: (tip'i-kul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of the nature of or serving as a type or representative specimen.
  2. conforming to a particular type.
  3. exemplifying most nearly the essential characteristics of a higher group in natural history, and forming the type: the typical genus of a family.
  4. characteristic or distinctive: He has the mannerisms typical of his class.
  5. pertaining to, of the nature of, or serving as a type or emblem; symbolic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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