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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.
Translations of “atypical”
in Korean 이상한, 이례적인…
in Arabic شاذّ, غَير قِياسي…
in Portuguese atípico…
in Catalan atípic…
in Japanese 特異な, 異常な, 型にはまらない…
in Italian atipico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 非典型的, 異常的, 不同尋常的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 非典型的, 异常的, 不同寻常的…
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