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Definition of Typically

(adverb) In general; common; expected; what usually happens.

Examples of Typically

  • Students that study more typically get higher grades.
  • DurkheimMarx, and Weber are typically discussed in “Introduction to Sociology” classes.

Typically Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: typ·i·cal·ly

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /tIp-i-klee/
  • British English – /tIp-i-kuh-lee/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈtɪpɪkli/
  • British English – /ˈtɪpɪkəli/

Usage Note

  • Something that typically happens is (adjective) typical and has (noun) typicalness or (noun) typicality.

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Additional Information

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Catton, William R. 1960. “The Functions and Dysfunctions of Ethnocentrism: A Theory.” Social Problems 8(3):201–11. doi:10.2307/798910.

Cite the Definition of Typically

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “typically.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 23, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/typically/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

typically. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/typically/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “typically.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 23, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/typically/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“typically.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 23 May. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/typically/>.