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    type - Dictionary definition and meaning for word type

    Definition
    (noun) a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    Example Sentence
    • what type of sculpture do you prefer?
    Definition
    (noun) a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    Synonyms : case , character , eccentric
    Example Sentence
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case
    Definition
    (noun) (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon Definition
    (noun) printed characters
    Example Sentence
    • small type is hard to read
    Definition
    (noun) all of the tokens of the same symbol
    Example Sentence
    • the word `element' contains five different types of character
    Definition
    (noun) a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper
    Example Sentence
    • he dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up
    Definition
    (verb) write by means of a keyboard with types
    Synonyms : typewrite
    Example Sentence
    • type the acceptance letter, please
    Definition
    (verb) identify as belonging to a certain type
    Synonyms : typecast
    Example Sentence
    • Such people can practically be typed
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