stereotype

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈstɛriətaɪp/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈstɛriəˌtaɪp, ˈstɪr-/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(sterē ə tīp′, stēr-)


Inflections of 'stereotype' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
stereotypes
v 3rd person singular
stereotyping
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
stereotyped
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
stereotyped
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ster•e•o•type /ˈstɛriəˌtaɪp, ˈstɪr-/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  -typed, -typ•ing. 
n. [countable]
  1. Printinga process for making printing plates by taking a mold of type;
    a plate made this way.
  2. Sociologyan idea, expression, etc., of no originality or inventiveness.
  3. Sociologyan overly simplified way of thinking about a person, group, etc.:Society has certain stereotypes of the mentally retarded.

v. [+ object]
  1. Printing, Sociologyto make a stereotype of:a tendency to stereotype ethnic groups.
ster•e•o•typed, adj.: a stereotyped view of homeless people.See -type-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ster•e•o•type  (sterē ə tīp′, stēr-),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -typed, -typ•ing. 
n. 
  1. Printinga process, now often replaced by more advanced methods, for making metal printing plates by taking a mold of composed type or the like in papier-mâché or other material and then taking from this mold a cast in type metal.
  2. Printinga plate made by this process.
  3. Sociologya set form; convention.
  4. Sociologya simplified and standardized conception or image invested with special meaning and held in common by members of a group:The cowboy and Indian are American stereotypes.

v.t. 
  1. Printing, Sociologyto make a stereotype of.
  2. Sociologyto characterize or regard as a stereotype:The actor has been stereotyped as a villain.
  3. Sociologyto give a fixed form to.
stere•o•typ′er, stere•o•typ′ist, n. 
ster•e•o•typ•ic  (sterē ə tīp′, stēr-),USA pronunciation  ster′e•o•typi•cal, adj. 
  • stereo- + -type 1790–1800
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . categorize, type, identify.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
stereotype /ˈstɛrɪəˌtaɪp ˈstɪər-/ n
  1. a method of producing cast-metal printing plates from a mould made from a forme of type matter in papier-mâché or some other material
  2. the plate so made
  3. another word for stereotypy
  4. an idea, trait, convention, etc, that has grown stale through fixed usage
  5. a set of inaccurate, simplistic generalizations about a group that allows others to categorize them and treat them accordingly
vb (transitive)
  1. to make a stereotype of
  2. to print from a stereotype
  3. to impart a fixed usage or convention to

ˈstereoˌtyper, ˈstereoˌtypist n
'stereotype' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
Collocations: [sexual, racial, national, cultural] stereotypes, (shouldn't) stereotype [people, characters, Americans], a [misguided, widely held, common, damaging] stereotype, more...

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