atypical

atypical
adjective Date: 1885 not typical ; irregular, unusual <
an atypical form of a disease
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atypicality nounatypically adverb

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  • atypical — I adjective aberrant, abnormal, anomalous, dissimilar, diverse, exceptional, never the same, nonuniform, unalike, unrepresentative, variable II index anomalous, deviant, different, disordered …   Law dictionary

  • atypical — 1847, from A (Cf. a ) (2) not + TYPICAL (Cf. typical). Related: Atypically …   Etymology dictionary

  • atypical — *abnormal, aberrant Analogous words: *irregular, anomalous, unnatural: divergent, *different : deviating, departing (see SWERVE vb[p]): *exceptional [p]Antonyms: typical: representative Contrasted words: ordinary, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • atypical — [adj] nonconforming aberrant, abnormal, anomalous, deviant, different, divergent, exceptional, heteroclite, irregular, odd, peculiar, preternatural, strange, unnatural, unrepresentative; concepts 547,564 Ant. conforming, normal, ordinary,… …   New thesaurus

  • atypical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not typical. DERIVATIVES atypically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • atypical — [ā tip′i kəl] adj. not typical; not characteristic; abnormal: also atypic atypically adv …   English World dictionary

  • atypical — adj. atypical of (such behavior was atypical of him) * * * [eɪ tɪpɪk(ə)l] atypical of (such behavior was atypical of him) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • atypical — [[t]e͟ɪtɪ̱pɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is atypical is not typical of its kind. The economy of the province was atypical because it was particularly small... He was an atypical English schoolboy. Ant: typical …   English dictionary

  • atypical — atypicality, n. atypically, adv. /ay tip i keuhl/, adj. not typical; not conforming to the type; irregular; abnormal: atypical behavior; a flower atypical of the species. Also, atypic. [1880 85; A 6 + TYPICAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • Atypical — Atypic A*typ ic, Atypical A*typ ic*al, a. [Pref. a not + typic, typical.] That has no type; devoid of typical character; irregular; unlike the type. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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