Typical Typ"ic*al, a. [L. typicus, Gr. ?, from ? type: cf. F. typique. See Type.] 1. Of the nature of a type; representing something by a form, model, or resemblance; emblematic; prefigurative. The Levitical priesthood was only typical of the Christian. --Atterbury. 2. (Nat. Hist.) Combining or exhibiting the essential characteristics of a group; as, a typical genus. -- Typ"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Typ"ic*al*ness, n.