Definition of Type

1. Verb. Write by means of a keyboard with types. "Type the acceptance letter, please"

Exact synonyms: Typewrite
Generic synonyms: Write
Specialized synonyms: Shift, Backspace, Double-space, Triple-space, Touch-type
Derivative terms: Typing, Typist, Typewriter, Typewriting

2. Noun. A subdivision of a particular kind of thing. "What type of sculpture do you prefer?"
Generic synonyms: Form, Kind, Sort, Variety
Specialized synonyms: Breed, Nature, Edition, Variant, Variation, Version
Antonyms: Antitype
Derivative terms: Typify

3. Verb. Identify as belonging to a certain type. "Such people can practically be typed"
Exact synonyms: Typecast
Generic synonyms: Identify

4. Noun. A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities). "A mental case"
Exact synonyms: Case, Character, Eccentric
Generic synonyms: Adult, Grownup
Derivative terms: Typic, Typify

5. Noun. (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon.
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Taxon, Taxonomic Category, Taxonomic Group
Derivative terms: Typify

6. Noun. Printed characters. "Small type is hard to read"
Generic synonyms: Character, Grapheme, Graphic Symbol
Specialized synonyms: Type Family, Case, Face, Font, Fount, Typeface

7. Noun. All of the tokens of the same symbol. "The word `element' contains five different types of character"
Generic synonyms: Symbol

8. Noun. A small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper. "He dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up"
Generic synonyms: Block
Specialized synonyms: Kern, Quad, Space

Definition of Type

1. n. A combining form signifying impressed form; stamp; print; type; typical form; representative; as in stereotype phototype, ferrotype, monotype.

2. n. The mark or impression of something; stamp; impressed sign; emblem.

3. v. t. To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.

Definition of Type

1. Noun. A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class. ¹

2. Noun. An individual considered typical of its class. ¹

3. Noun. An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment. ¹

4. Noun. (printing countable) A letter or character used for printing, historically a cast or engraved block. ¹

5. Noun. (biology) An individual considered representative of members of its taxonomic group. ¹

6. Noun. (biology) A blood group. ¹

7. Noun. (theology) An event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly an Old Testament event linked to Christian times. ¹

8. Noun. (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. ¹

9. Verb. To put text on paper using a typewriter. ¹

10. Verb. To enter text or commands into a computer using a keyboard. ¹

11. Verb. To determine the blood type of. ¹

12. Verb. To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure. ¹

13. Verb. To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify. ¹

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Definition of Type

1. to write with a typewriter [v TYPED, TYPING, TYPES] : TYPABLE, TYPEABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Type

1. 1. The mark or impression of something; stamp; impressed sign; emblem. 2. Form or character impressed; style; semblance. 3. A figure or representation of something to come; a token; a sign; a symbol; correlative to antitype. 4. That which possesses or exemplifies characteristic qualities; the representative. Specifically: A general form or structure common to a number of individuals; hence, the ideal representation of a species, genus, or other group, combining the essential characteristics; an animal or plant possessing or exemplifying the essential characteristics of a species, genus, or other group. Also, a group or division of animals having a certain typical or characteristic structure of body maintained within the group. 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, HCl; water, H2O; ammonia, NH3; and methane, CH4. 5. A raised letter, figure, accent, or other character, cast in metal or cut in wood, used in printing. Such letters or characters, in general, or the whole quantity of them used in printing, spoken of collectively; any number or mass of such letters or characters, however disposed. Origin: F. Type; cf. It. Tipo, from L. Typus a figure, image, a form, type, character, Gr. The mark of a blow, impression, form of character, model, from the root of to beat, strike; cf. Skr. Tup to hurt. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Type

type (current term)
type 1 dextrocardia
type 1 diabetes
type 1 glycogenosis
type 2 astrocyte
type 2 dextrocardia
type 2 diabetes
type 2 glycogenosis
type 3 dextrocardia
type 3 glycogenosis
type 4 dextrocardia

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