atypical

[ ey-tip-i-kuh l ]
/ eɪˈtɪp ɪ kəl /

adjective

not typical; not conforming to the type; irregular; abnormal: atypical behavior; a flower atypical of the species.

Nearby words

  1. atween,
  2. atwitter,
  3. atwood,
  4. atwood's machine,
  5. atwood, margaret eleanor,
  6. atypical lipoma,
  7. atypical measles,
  8. atypical pneumonia,
  9. atypical verrucous endocarditis,
  10. atyrau

Also a·typ·ic.

Origin of atypical

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

Related formsa·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 Formsatypically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for atypical

atypical

adj.

1847, from a- (2) "not" + typical. Related: Atypically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for atypical

atypical

[ ā-tĭpĭ-kəl ]

adj.

Not corresponding to the normal form or type; not typical.
Related formsa•typi•cal•ly adv.


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