Stereotype meaning

stĕrē-ə-tīp, stîr-
The definition of a stereotype is a well-known idea or image of a person or idea that is held by a number of people.

An example of stereotype is that blonde-haired women are dumb.

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To characterize by a stereotype.
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A fixed or conventional notion or conception, as one regarding a social or ethnic group.
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To give a fixed, unvarying form to.
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To make a stereotype of.
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(psychology) A person who is regarded as embodying or conforming to a set image or type.
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To perceive in terms of, or relegate to, a stereotype.
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To make a stereotype of someone or something, or characterize someone by a stereotype.
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To prepare for printing in stereotype; to produce stereotype plates of.

To stereotype the Bible.

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To print from a stereotype.
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A one-piece printing plate cast in type metal from a mold (matrix) taken of a printing surface, as a page of set type.
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To print from stereotype plates.
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To print from a stereotype.
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(figuratively) To make firm or permanent; to fix.
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Stereotype is defined as to attach an idea or image to a person who belong to a particular group.

An example of stereotype is saying that a group of Italians are members of the mafia.

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A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.
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One that is regarded as embodying or conforming to a set image or type.
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A metal printing plate cast from a matrix molded from a raised printing surface, such as type.
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To make a stereotype of.
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(printing) A metal printing plate cast from a matrix moulded from a raised printing surface.
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Origin of stereotype

  • French stéréotype stereotype printing stéréo- solid (from Greek stereo- stereo–) type printing type (from Old French symbol) (from Late Latin typus type)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Derived from French stéréotype.

    From Wiktionary