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ster·e·o·type

 (stĕr′ē-ə-tīp′, stîr′-)
n.
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.

stereotype

(ˈstɛrɪəˌtaɪp; ˈstɪər-)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. a method of producing cast-metal printing plates from a mould made from a forme of type matter in papier-mâché or some other material
b. the plate so made
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a variant of stereotypy
3. (Psychology) a variant of stereotypy
4. an idea, trait, convention, etc, that has grown stale through fixed usage
5. (Sociology) sociol a set of inaccurate, simplistic generalizations about a group that allows others to categorize them and treat them accordingly
vb (tr)
6. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. to make a stereotype of
b. to print from a stereotype
7. to impart a fixed usage or convention to
ˈstereoˌtyper, ˈstereoˌtypist n
stereotypic, ˌstereoˈtypical adj

ster•e•o•type

(ˈstɛr i əˌtaɪp, ˈstɪər-)

n., v. -typed, -typ•ing. n.
1.
a. a process for making printing plates by taking a mold of composed type and casting type metal from the mold.
b. a plate made in this manner.
2. an idea, expression, etc., lacking in originality or inventiveness; convention.
3. a simplified and standardized conception or image of a person, group, etc., held in common by members of a group: the stereotypes that society has of the mentally ill.
v.t.
4. to make a stereotype of.
5. to give a fixed form to.
[1790–1800]
ster′e•o•typ`er, n.
ster`e•o•typ′ic (-ˈtɪp ɪk) ster`e•o•typ′i•cal, adj.

stereotype


Past participle: stereotyped
Gerund: stereotyping

Imperative
stereotype
stereotype
Present
I stereotype
you stereotype
he/she/it stereotypes
we stereotype
you stereotype
they stereotype
Preterite
I stereotyped
you stereotyped
he/she/it stereotyped
we stereotyped
you stereotyped
they stereotyped
Present Continuous
I am stereotyping
you are stereotyping
he/she/it is stereotyping
we are stereotyping
you are stereotyping
they are stereotyping
Present Perfect
I have stereotyped
you have stereotyped
he/she/it has stereotyped
we have stereotyped
you have stereotyped
they have stereotyped
Past Continuous
I was stereotyping
you were stereotyping
he/she/it was stereotyping
we were stereotyping
you were stereotyping
they were stereotyping
Past Perfect
I had stereotyped
you had stereotyped
he/she/it had stereotyped
we had stereotyped
you had stereotyped
they had stereotyped
Future
I will stereotype
you will stereotype
he/she/it will stereotype
we will stereotype
you will stereotype
they will stereotype
Future Perfect
I will have stereotyped
you will have stereotyped
he/she/it will have stereotyped
we will have stereotyped
you will have stereotyped
they will have stereotyped
Future Continuous
I will be stereotyping
you will be stereotyping
he/she/it will be stereotyping
we will be stereotyping
you will be stereotyping
they will be stereotyping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stereotyping
you have been stereotyping
he/she/it has been stereotyping
we have been stereotyping
you have been stereotyping
they have been stereotyping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stereotyping
you will have been stereotyping
he/she/it will have been stereotyping
we will have been stereotyping
you will have been stereotyping
they will have been stereotyping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stereotyping
you had been stereotyping
he/she/it had been stereotyping
we had been stereotyping
you had been stereotyping
they had been stereotyping
Conditional
I would stereotype
you would stereotype
he/she/it would stereotype
we would stereotype
you would stereotype
they would stereotype
Past Conditional
I would have stereotyped
you would have stereotyped
he/she/it would have stereotyped
we would have stereotyped
you would have stereotyped
they would have stereotyped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stereotype - a conventional or formulaic conception or imagestereotype - a conventional or formulaic conception or image; "regional stereotypes have been part of America since its founding"
internal representation, mental representation, representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
Verb1.stereotype - treat or classify according to a mental stereotype; "I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European"
class, classify, sort out, assort, sort, separate - arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

stereotype

noun
1. formula, cliché, pattern, mould, received idea Accents can reinforce a stereotype.
verb
1. categorize, typecast, pigeonhole, dub, standardize, take to be, ghettoize, conventionalize He was stereotyped by some as a renegade.

stereotype

noun
A trite expression or idea:
Translations
stereotyp
stereotyp
stereotyyppi
stereotip
ステレオタイプ
고정관념
stereotyp
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khuôn mẫu

stereotype

[ˈsterɪətaɪp]
A. Nestereotipo m
B. VT (Typ) → clisar, estereotipar (fig) → estereotipar

stereotype

[ˈstɛriətaɪp]
nstéréotype m

stereotype

n
(fig)Klischee (→ vorstellung f), → Stereotyp nt; (= stereotype character)stereotype Figur; the stereotype of the Englishmander typische Engländer
(Typ, = plate) → Stereotypplatte f; (= process)Plattendruck m
attrstereotyp; ideas, thinking alsoklischeehaft
vt
(fig) characterklischeehaft zeichnen or darstellen; the plot of the Western has become stereotypeddie Handlung des Western ist zu einem Klischee geworden; I don’t like being stereotypedich lasse mich nicht gern in ein Klischee zwängen
(Typ) → stereotypieren

stereotype

[ˈstɛrɪəˌtaɪp] nstereotipo

stereotype

شَكْلٌ نَـمَطِّيّ stereotyp stereotyp Klischeevorstellung στερεότυπο estereotipo stereotyyppi stéréotype stereotip stereotipo ステレオタイプ 고정관념 stereotype stereotyp stereotyp estereótipo стереотип stereotyp ลักษณะที่ตายตัวไม่มีการเปลี่ยนแปลง basmakalıp khuôn mẫu 成见

stereotype

n. estereotipo; cliché.
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But not alone has this Leviathan left his pre-adamite traces in the stereotype plates of nature, and in limestone and marl bequeathed his ancient bust; but upon Egyptian tablets, whose antiquity seems to claim for them an almost fossiliferous character, we find the unmistakable print of his fin.
Go on, my dear friend, till you, and those who, like you, have been saved, so as by fire, from the dark prison- house, shall stereotype these free, illegal pulses into statutes; and New England, cutting loose from a blood-stained Union, shall glory in being the house of refuge for the oppressed,--till we no longer merely "~hide~ the outcast," or make a merit of standing idly by while he is hunted in our midst; but, consecrat- ing anew the soil of the Pilgrims as an asylum for the oppressed, proclaim our WELCOME to the slave so loudly, that the tones shall reach every hut in the Carolinas, and make the broken-hearted bondman leap up at the thought of old Massachusetts.
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1177/0956797617736887) Psychological Science found that "female players outperform expectations when playing men" even though it has previously been suggested that they succumb to "stereotype threat," a psychological phenomenon in which people who are worried about conforming to a negative stereotype experience anxiety and perform worse.
Aging stereotype is a broad concept defined as a cliche or a set of views used for characterizing older people, but encompassing a network of constructs that have not been well distinguished: cultural stereotypes, when the stereotype is attributed to a given culture, country, community; personal stereotypes, when the stereotype is attributed to the respondent; self-stereotyping, when the stereotype refers to the respondent him/her-self; and self-perception of aging, when an individual is referring to him/her-self and the process of aging.
RESUME La stigmatisation des personnes souffrant d'un trouble du spectre schizophrenique a pour origine l'existence d'un stereotype associe a une categorie sociale, ici la schizophrenie.
Stereotype activation refers to the increased accessibility of the collection of attributes that are believed to feature in members of a specific social category (Wheeler & Petty, 2001).
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