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- (transitive) To embody, exemplify; to represent by an image, form, model, or resemblance.
- His attitude typifies the attitude of young people today.
- (transitive) To portray stereotypically.
- The angry captain typified all new sailors as incompetent.
- (transitive, sciences) To serve as a typical or reference specimen.
- The chosen specimen typifies plants belonging to that species.
Related terms 
to embody, exemplify
to portray stereotypically
science: to serve as a typical specimen
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