Inflections of ' ' ( stereotype ): ( v ⇒ conjugate) stereotypes v 3rd person singular stereotyping v pres p verb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." stereotyped v past verb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." stereotyped v past p verb, 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 ]
Printinga process for making printing plates by taking a mold of type; a plate made this way.
Sociologyan idea, expression, etc., of no originality or inventiveness.
Sociologyan overly simplified way of thinking about a person, group, etc.: Society has certain stereotypes of the mentally retarded. v.
[~ + object ]
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
(ster ′ē ə tīp′, stēr ′-), USA pronunciation n., v., -typed, -typ•ing. n.
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.
Printinga plate made by this process.
Sociologya set form; convention.
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.
Printing, Sociologyto make a stereotype of.
Sociologyto characterize or regard as a stereotype: The actor has been stereotyped as a villain. Sociologyto give a fixed form to.
ster ′e•o•typ′er, ster ′e•o•typ′ist, n. ster•e•o•typ•ic
(ster ′ē ə tīp′, stēr ′-), USA pronunciation ster′e•o•typ ′i•cal, adj.
stereo- + - type 1790–1800
6. See corresponding entry in Unabridged . categorize, type, identify.
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stereotype / ˈstɛrɪəˌtaɪp ˈstɪər-/ n 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 the plate so made another word for stereotypy an idea, trait, convention, etc, that has grown stale through fixed usage a set of inaccurate, simplistic generalizations about a group that allows others to categorize them and treat them accordingly vb ( transitive) to make a stereotype of to print from a stereotype to impart a fixed usage or convention to ˈstereoˌtyper, ˈstereoˌtypist n
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