type

[ tahyp ]
/ taɪp /

noun

verb (used with object), typed, typ·ing.

verb (used without object), typed, typ·ing.

to typewrite.

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Origin of type

1425–75; late Middle English: symbol, figure (< Middle French) < Latin typus bas-relief, ground plan < Greek týpos blow, impression

SYNONYMS FOR type

usage note for type

2. When preceded by a modifier, type meaning “kind, sort” is sometimes used without a following of: This type furnace uses very little current. In writing, a hyphen is often placed between type and the preceding word or words: a magnetic-type holder; a New England-type corn pudding. This construction is frequently criticized by usage guides; it is most typical of journalistic writing and advertising and occurs rarely in formal speech or writing. In almost all cases the construction can be rendered fully standard either by restoring of after type, with no hyphen ( this type of furnace; a New England type of corn pudding ) or by omitting type altogether ( a magnetic holder).

OTHER WORDS FROM type

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH type

kind sort type (see usage note at kind2) (see usage note at the current entry)
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British Dictionary definitions for mistype

type
/ (taɪp) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for type

C15: from Latin typus figure, from Greek tupos image, from tuptein to strike
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Medical definitions for mistype

type
[ tīp ]

n.

v.

To determine the antigenic characteristics of a blood or tissue sample.
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