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 (stĕr′ē-ə-tīp′, stîr′-)
1. A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.
2. One that is regarded as embodying or conforming to a set image or type.
3. Printing A metal printing plate cast from a matrix molded from a raised printing surface, such as type.
tr.v. ster·e·o·typed, ster·e·o·typ·ing, ster·e·o·types
1. To make a stereotype of.
2. To characterize by a stereotype: "Elderly Americans are the neglected sector of the fashion industry, stereotyped by blue hair and polyester pantsuits" (American Demographics).
3. To give a fixed, unvarying form to.
4. To print from a stereotype.

[French stéréotype, stereotype printing : stéréo-, solid (from Greek stereo-; see stereo-) + type, printing type (from Old French, symbol, from Late Latin typus; see type).]

ster′e·o·typ′er n.
ster′e·o·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk), ster′e·o·typ′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
ster′e·o·typ′i·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stereotypic - lacking spontaneity or originality or individualitystereotypic - lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality; "stereotyped phrases of condolence"; "even his profanity was unimaginative"
conventional - unimaginative and conformist; "conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes"


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Rudy Sustaita, regional attorney for the EEOC's Houston District Office, added, "Employers cannot act on their own stereotypic assumptions and perceptions about gender when making employment decisions.
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We have previously passed several serious concerns from visitors to the local authority, including reports of animals displaying stereotypic behaviour and others reported to be injured, yet the council's representative claimed that the zoo met the required standard of care.
Mothers' gender stereotypic beliefs interact with the sex of their child to influence their perceptions of the child's abilities (Jacobs and Eccles, 1992).
Antidepressants are often poorly tolerated and do not appear to be effective in decreasing repetitive or stereotypic behaviors associated with intellectual disability.
Ahearn, Clark, Gardenier, Chung, and Dube (2003) examined whether noncontingent access to preferred stimuli (food or toys) would increase the persistence of stereotypic behavior believed to be maintained by automatic reinforcement.
Unfortunately such stereotypic belief has been long lived and widespread in the public globally (including great thinkers) since antiquity (Verdaik & Akbar, 2006; Hernandez, 2009).
The approach obviates the bottom-up approach of so many volumes on countries' cultures that ultimately read with a stereotypic bent.
He has highlighted the stereotypic, racist, sexist, and homophobic past comments of UKIP members.
Studies have shown that vigorous exercise is associated with decreased stereotypic (self-stimulatory such as hand flapping or body rocking) behaviors, hyperactivity, aggression, self-injury, and destructiveness.
Feather pecking in laying hens has been described as being stereotypic, ie, a repetitive invariant motor pattern without an obvious function, and indeed the amount of self-pecking in parrots was found to correlate positively with the amount of recurrent perseveration (RP), the tendency to repeat responses inappropriately, which in humans and other animals was found to correlate with stereotypic behavior.