Meaning of “typically” in the English Dictionary

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"typically" in British English

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uk /ˈtɪp.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /ˈtɪp.ɪ.kəl.i/

B2 in a way that shows all the characteristics that you would expect from the stated person, thing, or group:

She has that reserve and slight coldness of manner which is typically English.
Paul, in his typically blunt manner, told him he wasn't interested.

B1 used when you are giving an average or usual example of a particular thing:

Typically, a doctor will see about 30 patients a day.
Tickets for these events will typically cost around thirty dollars.

More examples

  • He tackled the problem in a typically haphazard manner.
  • High-flyers in the industry typically earn 25% more than their colleagues.
  • For skilled occupations the supply of labour is typically fairly inelastic, because few workers are capable of doing the work.
  • The hospital provides typically awful institutional food.
  • The ambassador was typically noncommittal when asked whether further sanctions would be introduced.

(Definition of “typically” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"typically" in American English

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us /ˈtɪp·ɪ·kli/

in a way that shows the characteristics of a particular kind of person or thing, or gives a usual example of a particular thing:

It’s a typically American town.
I typically go running at lunchtime.

(Definition of “typically” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)