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atypical

[ ey-tip-i-kuhl ]
/ eɪˈtɪp ɪ kəl /
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adjective
not typical; not conforming to the type; irregular; abnormal: atypical behavior; a flower atypical of the species.
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Also a·typ·ic .

Origin of atypical

First recorded in 1880–85; a-6 + typical

OTHER WORDS FROM atypical

a·typ·i·cal·i·ty, nouna·typ·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for atypical

atypical
/ (eɪˈtɪpɪkəl) /

adjective
not typical; deviating from or not conforming to type

Derived forms of atypical

atypically, adverb
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Medical definitions for atypical

atypical
[ ā-tĭpĭ-kəl ]

adj.
Not corresponding to the normal form or type; not typical.

Other words from atypical

a•typi•cal•ly adv.
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