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Dictionary Definition

type

Noun

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"

Verb

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]

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From typus, from τύπος typos "dent, impression, mark, figure, original form", from root of τύπτειν typtein "to strike, beat".

Noun

  1. A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class.
  2. An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment.
  3. A letter or character used for printing, historically a cast or engraved block.
    • Such type collectively, or a set of type of one font or size.
    • Text printed with such type (e.g., "set in bold type").
  4. An individual considered representative of members of its taxonomic group: the type of a genus, family, etc.
  5. A blood group.
  6. An event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly Old Testament events linked to Christian times.
  7. A tag attached to variables and values used in determining what values may be assigned to what variables.

Related terms

grouping based on shared characteristics
individual representative of its group

Translations

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
blood group
  • Finnish: veriryhmä
theology
  • Finnish: enne
computing theory
  • Czech: typ
  • Finnish: tyyppi
  • German: Typ , Typus

Verb

  1. To put text on paper using a typewriter.
  2. To enter text or commands into a computer using a keyboard.
  3. To determine the blood type.
    The doctor ordered the lab to type the patient for a blood transfusion.

Related terms

Translations

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

Dutch

Noun

type (plural typen)

Derived terms

French

Etymology

Borrowed from ecclesiastical typus, from τύπος.

Pronunciation

  • /tip/

Noun

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Extensive Definition

Type may refer to:
In philosophy:
In mathematics:
In computing:
Other:
  • 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

See also

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

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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