Consider a situation where there are a few typical places in which an object will usually be located. In rare cases, the object may be located elsewhere. I am looking for a word to describe the situation in which the object is in one of its typical locations. Something like "typically-positioned", but a single word.
EDIT: For example, consider the winner's podium in the olympics. There are 3 defined locations. If someone were to stand on one of these she would be in one of the "standard" locations. If someone were to stand with one foot in one part and another foot in the other, she would not be in one of the "standard" locations.
How would you describe a person that is in one of the "standard" locations?
2nd EDIT: Another example that does not involve a person: Consider a molecule is positioned most of the time in one of 3 locations. Occasionally the molecule is not in one of these locations.
How would you describe the molecule when it is in one of its typical positions?