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stereotype

ster·e·o·type

stereotype

 
pronunciation:
ste ri taIp
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a standardized and usu. oversimplified conception held in common by many people.
The team captain was failing in school, and he was sadly convinced that he fit the stereotype of the stupid athlete.
definition 2: a metal plate for printing or the process of making such a plate.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stereotyped, stereotypes, stereotyping
definition: to represent or categorize as a stereotype.
derivations: stereotypic (adj.), stereotypical (adj.), stereotyper (n.)