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Biology having most of the characteristics of a particular taxonomic group

Typical

 

that which is normal or of the nature of a model; the most likely for a given system of the objective world.

As applied to aesthetics, the concept of the typical was most extensively elaborated in some 19th-century literary theories with respect to the then current view of the specific character of realism in the arts—as, for example, in the works of V. G. Belinskii, H. Taine, and G. Brandes. In a letter to M. Harkness (1888), F. Engels described realism in the arts as “the truthful reproduction of typical characters in typical circumstances” (K. Marx and F. Engels, Soch., 2nd ed., vol. 37, p. 35).

The term “typification” (tipizatsiia) is often applied to the complex artistic process that creates characters “true to type.” Alternatively, typification may refer to the depiction of a single individual as a synthesis of typical traits that the artist has taken from many actual persons. What is more essential, however, is that the artist develop to the fullest possible extent the potentialities manifested by living individuals. The representation of typical characters, as well as their interaction with each other and with circumstances, reflects the artist’s cognizance of the substantive correlation between the individual and society.

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Total Operating Expenses is generally where the separation exists between Typical and High-Profit Hardware Stores, and 2010 was no exception, as the Typical Hardware Store saw Total Operating Expenses of 41 percent compared to 37.
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In particular, poor readers were more than five times as likely to have generalized anxiety disorder and social phobia, compared with typical readers, they said.
Compared with a typical rheometer, the instrument provides more information on attributes of the material such as long-chain branching.
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Parers were identified as struggling students in the typical class who were less involved in classroom learning activities.
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The top sources of saturated fat, accounting for one-third of the saturated fat for a typical adult, are cheese, beef, and cow's milk.
One difficulty would be overcoming the high inertia of a typical knife drum.
0V full-scale range with a typical nonlinearity error of only +/-274microvolts.
A typical judge, on the other hand, quite often has a hundred or more disputes on his or her docket at any given time.