1 a subdivision of a particular kind of thing; "what type of sculpture do you prefer?" [ant: antitype]
2 a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case" [syn: character, eccentric, case]
3 (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon
4 printed characters; "small type is hard to read"
5 a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper; "he dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up"
6 all of the tokens of the same symbol; "the word `element' contains five different types of character"
1 write by means of a keyboard with types; "type the acceptance letter, please" [syn: typewrite]
2 identify as belonging to a certain type; "Such people can practically be typed" [syn: typecast]
- Rhymes: -aɪp
- A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class.
- An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment.
- A letter or character used for printing, historically a cast or engraved block.
- An individual considered representative of members of its taxonomic group: the type of a genus, family, etc.
- A blood group.
- An event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly Old Testament events linked to Christian times.
- A tag attached to variables and values used in determining what values may be assigned to what variables.
grouping based on shared characteristics
- Finnish: luokka, laji, tyyppi
- French: type, genre
- German: Art, Typ
- Kurdish: ,
individual that represents the ideal for its class
- Finnish: perustyyppi
- German: Typ
block of metal or wood having a raised letter or character on its surface
- Finnish: kirjasin
- French: caractère
- German: Letter, Type
biology: individual representative of its taxonomic group
- German: Typus
- Finnish: veriryhmä
- Finnish: enne
to use a typewriter
to enter characters into a computer using keyboard
- Esperanto: tajpi
- Finnish: kirjoittaa, näppäillä, näpyttää
to determine blood group
- Finnish: määrittää veriryhmä
- ttbc Arabic:
- ttbc Chinese: 打字 (dǎzì)
- ttbc French: dactylographier, pianoter, taper
- ttbc German: schreiben, tippen
- ttbc Greek: (1) δακτυλογραφώ (daktilografo), (2) πληκτρολογώ (pliktrologo), (3) τυπολογώ (tipologo), ομαδοποιώ (omadopio)
- ttbc Japanese: タイプで打つ (タイプでうつ, táipu de útsu)
- ttbc Korean: 타자하다 (tajahada)
Nountype (plural typen)
EtymologyBorrowed from ecclesiastical typus, from τύπος.
Type may refer to:
- Type (band), name of Portuguese DJ and musician Cyz (Cynthia Zamorano)
- Typeface, used in typesetting
- Typing, Pressing buttons (keys) on a keyboard to enter text
- Architectural type, classification of architecture by functional types (houses, institutions), morphological types or historical types
- The yellowchair performance experience, a theatre company often abbreviated to TYPE
- Dog type, categorisation by use or function of domestic dogs
- Biological type, which fixes a scientific name to a taxon
type in Arabic: نمط
type in Danish: Type
type in German: Typ
type in Spanish: Tipo
type in Esperanto: Tipo
type in French: Type
type in Italian: Tipo
type in Dutch: Type
type in Japanese: 型
type in Norwegian: Type
type in Portuguese: Tipo
type in Russian: Тип
type in Finnish: Tyyppi
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