type A


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type A

or Type A
adj.
Of or relating to a personality or behavior pattern that is marked by tenseness, impatience, and aggressiveness and is thought to be associated with an increased risk factor for heart disease.
n.
A person who has this personality or exhibits this behavior pattern.

Type A


n.
a personality type characterized by competitiveness, perfectionism, and a sense of urgency, believed to be associated with susceptibility to heart attack.
[1970–75]
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Noun1.Type A - the blood group whose red cells carry the A antigentype A - the blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen
blood group, blood type - human blood cells (usually just the red blood cells) that have the same antigens
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