Typical vs Quintessentially - What's the difference?

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As an adjective typical

is capturing the overall sense of a thing.

As a noun typical

is anything that is typical, normal, or standard.

As an adverb quintessentially is

in a manner that is typical or characteristic of a thing's nature.

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typical

English

Alternative forms

* typicall (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Capturing the overall sense of a thing.
  • Characteristically representing something by form, group, idea or type.
  • Normal, average; to be expected.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=
  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=2 citation , passage=One typical Grecian kiln engorged one thousand muleloads of juniper wood in a single burn. Fifty such kilns would devour six thousand metric tons of trees and brush annually.}}

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * atypical

    Derived terms

    * typicality * typically * typicalness

    See also

    * gestalt * gist * resemblance * emblematic * prefigurative * distinctive

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Anything that is typical, normal, or standard.
  • Antipsychotic drugs can be divided into typicals and atypicals.
    Among the moths, typicals were more common than melanics.

    quintessentially

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • In a manner that is typical or characteristic of a thing's nature.
  • * 1994 — Christopher Bulis, State of Change , ch XXIII, p237
  • Peri handed Ptolemy his helmet. It had a crest on it, which she always thought looked quintessentially Roman.

    Synonyms

    * typically