- not typical; not conforming to the type; irregular; abnormal: atypical behavior; a flower atypical of the species.
Origin of atypical
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Examples from the Web for atypical
The details of his emerging campaign infrastructure are as atypical as the man himself.Ben Carson’s Bizarrely Serious, Seriously Bizarre Campaign Crew
November 12, 2014
If the doctor had time to work with Li, he might have seen that his back pain was atypical and detected AS in the first visit.Will US Health Care Follow in China’s Bloody Footsteps?
September 21, 2014
In the Church of England, as a Guardian profile outlined, his dynamism was atypical.UK’s No 1 Churchman Doubts Existence of God: The Archbishop of Canterbury Thinks Deep When Running With His Dog
September 18, 2014
I think he's so atypical of what a normal 11-year-old is like.'About a Boy' Star David Walton Is No Hugh Grant, in the Best Way
February 20, 2014
“She has a very low back-of-throat tone that not atypical of rock-pop singers,” Purdy says.Is Miley Cyrus a Good Singer? Experts Weigh In
January 29, 2014
He had only the intellectual stimulation of atypical cases and these were all too rare.The Lani People
J. F. Bone
The other atypical patterns are not so easily dismissed and will be the subject of inquiry in the discussions that follow.A Quantitative Study of the Nocturnal Migration of Birds.
George H. Lowery.
Atypical specimens or those to be used for illustration were set aside for separate shipment and more intensive examination.The Topanga Culture Final Report on Excavations, 1948
A. E. Treganza
Atypical symptoms appear just as constantly in these cases, as do the atypical ideas.
It will be noted that the ensuing stupors were, like those already quoted, atypical.
- not typical; deviating from or not conforming to type
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Word Origin and History for atypical
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Not corresponding to the normal form or type; not typical.
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