Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “atypical”

atypical

adjective uk   /ˌeɪˈtɪp.ɪ.kəl/ us  
different from all others of the same type: The sociable behaviour of lions is considered atypical of the cat family.Different and difference
(Definition of atypical from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of atypical?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “atypical”

Definitions of “atypical” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

roost

When birds roost, they go somewhere to rest or sleep.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More