Definition of atypical in English:

atypical

adjective

  • Not representative of a type, group, or class.

    ‘a sample of people who are rather atypical of the target audience’
    ‘there were somewhat atypical results in May and November’
    • ‘If you've visited more than a few schools, you know this picture is not atypical.’
    • ‘Many of the specimens were examples of typical things, but some were atypical.’
    • ‘Far from complaining about the atypical venues, they rather enjoy them.’
    • ‘Perhaps my recent attack of apathy isn't so atypical after all.’
    • ‘I've long ago learnt that the breed I encountered today is atypical.’
    • ‘Contrary to its name, atypical depression is one of the most prevalent forms of the disorder.’
    • ‘There are a number of other causes of atypical pneumonia.’
    • ‘Such isolated examples would be atypical and quite misleading.’
    • ‘Her atypical behaviour and progressive music meant that she fell out with the record company.’
    • ‘But then again, just about everything about this remarkable woman is atypical.’
    • ‘This is not atypical of the way media treats any specialist pursuit.’
    • ‘This was probably one of the best of its kind, but it was by no means atypical.’
    • ‘They are not sure what the organism is but it may be an atypical mycobacterium, which is peculiar to India.’
    • ‘Except in the most atypical and extreme cases, women are never truly proud of promiscuity.’
    • ‘However, he seems to recognize that his own experiences are atypical.’
    • ‘It was in many ways, an atypical childhood, but he would just look at you blankly if you said that to him.’
    • ‘Pain in the abdomen below the last rib especially while walking or lifting weight is called atypical angina.’
    • ‘A liver biopsy may be necessary if the diagnosis is unclear or if there are atypical features.’
    • ‘But I have to admit that my circumstances are unusual and my reaction is probably atypical.’
    • ‘Persistence of atypical organisms has also been documented after clinical cure.’
    • ‘This indicates that for a long time successful people were those who were slightly atypical in their culture.’
    unusual, untypical, non-typical, uncommon, unconventional, unorthodox, off-centre, anomalous, irregular, abnormal, aberrant, deviant, divergent
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Pronunciation

atypical

/aˈtɪpɪk(ə)l//eɪˈtɪpɪk(ə)l/