Etymology
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typical (adj.)

c. 1600, "symbolic, emblematic," from Medieval Latin typicalis "symbolic," from Late Latin typicus "of or pertaining to a type," from Greek typikos, from typos "impression" (see type (n.)). Sense of "characteristic" is first recorded 1850. Related: Typically.

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Definitions of typical

typical (adj.)
exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category;
a typical suburban community
the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year
a typical American girl
a typical case of arteritis
a typical romantic poem
a painting typical of the Impressionist school
typical (adj.)
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!
Synonyms: distinctive
typical (adj.)
conforming to a type;
the typical (or normal) American
typical teenage behavior
From wordnet.princeton.edu