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Biology having most of the characteristics of a particular taxonomic group
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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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The detailed map of the actual changes showed that the allocation of these land uses mainly occurred in the Typic Dystrudepts (Figure 3F), probably because this is the most common soil class in this region and is already used for grazing.
(2007) noted that the integrated use of organic manures and inorganic fertilizer produced more amount of fulvic acid in Vertic Ustopept and Typic Haplusteps respectively under long term experiments in India.
Physical properties and organic carbon content of a Typic Hapludult soil fertilised with pig slurry and pig litter in a no-tillage system.
Therefore this study was carried out to determine the effect of mixing an acid soil (Typic Paleudults) with Clinoptilolite zeolite at different rates on ammonia volatilization from urea exchangeable ammonium available nitrate and other selected soil chemical properties.
Phosphorus Requirement of cereal crops and fertility build-up factor in a Typic Camborthid soil.
Typic brings together Abdul Rahman's youthful activist spirit with contemporary concepts infused with Arabic and Lebanese influences.
Three types of representative soil-samples (alluvial typic ustochrept;, aridisol subgp typic orthids and aeric halaquept)(0-30 cm) from Aligarh district were collected.
With the Black Tigers, he gave the international star Sam Fan Thomas his first big break, inviting the guitarist to join his band before Thomas was to strike out on his own and record the 1980's global hit African Typic Collection.