Atypical and Typical

Atypical

The atypical antipsychotics (AAP) (also known as second generation antipsychotics (SGAs)) are a group of antipsychotic drugs (antipsychotic drugs in general are also known as major tranquilisers and neuroleptics although the latter is usually reserved for the typical antipsychotics) used to treat psychiatric conditions.

atypical adj 1: deviating from or not conforming to type; "atypical behavior..not the accepted type of response that we expect from children"- G.E.Gardner [syn: {untypical}] [ant: {typical}] 2: deviating from what is usual or common or to be expected; often somewhat odd or strange; "these days large families are atypical"; "highly irregular behavior" [syn: {irregular}] 3: not conforming to type; "showed atypical agility"

Atypic \A*typ"ic\, Atypical \A*typ"ic*al\, a. [Pref. a- not + typic, typical.] That has no type; devoid of typical character; irregular; unlike the type. [1913 Webster] ||

Typical

True owl or Typical owl (family Strigidae) are one of the two generally accepted families of Owls, the other being the barn owls (Tytonidae).

typical adj 1: exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category; "a typical American girl"; "a typical suburban community"; "the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year"; "a painting typical of the Impressionist school"; "a typical romantic poem"; "a typical case of arteritis" [ant: {atypical}] 2: of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing; "Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor"- Curtis Wilkie; "that is typical of you!" [syn: {distinctive}] 3: conforming to a type; "the typical (or normal) American"; "typical teenage behavior"

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Typical \Typ"ic*al\, a. [L. typicus, Gr. ?, from ? type: cf. F. typique. See {Type}.] 1. Of the nature of a type; representing something by a form, model, or resemblance; emblematic; prefigurative. [1913 Webster] The Levitical priesthood was only typical of the Christian. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster] 2. (Nat. Hist.) Combining or exhibiting the essential characteristics of a group; as, a typical genus. [1913 Webster] -- {Typ"ic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Typ"ic*al*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • atypical: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • atypical: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • typical: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • typical: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • typical: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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