type

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English[edit]

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Types (character used for printing).

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin typus, from Ancient Greek τύπος (túpos, mark, impression, type), from τύπτω (túptō, I strike, beat).

Noun[edit]

type (plural types)

  1. A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class.
    • 2012 March 1, Lee A. Groat, “Gemstones”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 128: 
      Although there are dozens of different types of gems, among the best known and most important are diamond, ruby and sapphire, emerald and other gem forms of the mineral beryl, chrysoberyl, tanzanite, tsavorite, topaz and jade.
    This type of plane can handle rough weather more easily than that type of plane.
  2. An individual considered typical of its class, one regarded as typifying a certain profession, environment, etc.
    • 2002, Pat Conroy, The Great Santini, page 4:
      "I just peeked out toward the restaurant and there are a lot of Navy types in there. I'd hate for you to get in trouble on your last night in Europe."
  3. An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment.
    • 1872, Mary Rose Godfrey, Loyal, volume 3, page 116:
      Altogether he was the type of low ruffianism — as ill-conditioned a looking brute as ever ginned a hare.
  4. (printing, countable) A letter or character used for printing, historically a cast or engraved block.
    1. (uncountable) Such types collectively, or a set of type of one font or size.
    2. (chiefly uncountable) Text printed with such type, or imitating its characteristics.
      The headline was set in bold type.
  5. (biology) An individual considered representative of members of its taxonomic group.
    the type of a genus, family, etc.
  6. Preferred sort of person; sort of person that one is attracted to.
    We can't get along: he's just not my type.
    He was exactly her type.
  7. (biology) A blood group.
  8. (theology) An event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly an Old Testament event linked to Christian times.
  9. (computing theory) A tag attached to variables and values used in determining which kinds of value can be used in which situations; a data type.
  10. (fine arts) The original object, or class of objects, scene, face, or conception, which becomes the subject of a copy; especially, the design on the face of a medal or a coin.
  11. (chemistry) A simple compound, used as a mode or pattern to which other compounds are conveniently regarded as being related, and from which they may be actually or theoretically derived.
    The fundamental types used to express the simplest and most essential chemical relations are hydrochloric acid, water, ammonia, and methane.
  12. (mathematics) A part of the partition of the object domain of a logical theory (which due to the existence of such partition, would be called a typed theory). (Note: this corresponds to the notion of "data type" in computing theory.)
    Categorial grammar is like a combination of context-free grammar and types.

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Verb[edit]

Hands of a person typing.

type (third-person singular simple present types, present participle typing, simple past and past participle typed)

  1. To put text on paper using a typewriter.
  2. To enter text or commands into a computer using a keyboard.
  3. To determine the blood type of.
    The doctor ordered the lab to type the patient for a blood transfusion.
  4. To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of White (Johnson) to this entry?)
  5. To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify.
    • Tennyson
      Let us type them now in our own lives.

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type n (plural types or typen, diminutive typetje n)

  1. type

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type

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of typen

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from ecclesiastical Latin typus, from Ancient Greek τύπος (túpos).

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type m (plural types)

  1. type; sort, kind
  2. (colloquial) guy, bloke
  3. (typography) typeface

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type (masculine and feminine, plural types)

  1. typical, normal, classic
  2. (statistics) standard

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

type

  1. vocative singular of typus

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek "typos"

Noun[edit]

type m (definite singular typen, indefinite plural typer, definite plural typene)

  1. a type (kind, sort)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek "typos"

Noun[edit]

type m (definite singular typen, indefinite plural typar, definite plural typane)

  1. a type (kind, sort)

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