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ideal type

noun
1.
a construct abstracted from experience in which individual elements are combined to form a whole that is conceptually independent of empirical factors or variables, but against which particular examples of the appropriate class found in life can be measured.
Origin of ideal type
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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  • Him he regarded as "the ideal type, the poet par excellence."

  • To Mariposilla he was the ideal type of masculine American elegance.

    Mariposilla Mary Stewart Daggett
  • According to reports, her beauty must have been of the ideal type of the time.

    Women of Modern France (Illustrated) Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
  • Hence the ideal type of this form of the family is the Roman family.

  • It is impossible, however, to form a conception of what may be regarded as an ideal type of the human species.

    Disease and Its Causes

    William Thomas Councilman
  • I've got eyes in my head and I could see she was pretty, very pretty, though not my ideal type at all.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • Isak, who is his ideal type of citizen, is also one of his great poetic creations.

    Knut Hamsun Hanna Astrup Larsen
  • He is an ideal type of the Irish priesthood, a man of culture, learning, and charming personality.

    One Irish Summer William Eleroy Curtis
  • They do not include a sufficient amount of professional training nor is that which is provided always the ideal type.

    The School System of Norway David Allen Anderson
  • Joseph, a name frequently used by Persian poets, irrespective of gender, to symbolise the ideal type of human beauty.

    Jallu'd-dn Rm Frederick Hadland Davis

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