Definition of stereotype
- a process, now often replaced by more advanced methods, for making metal printing plates by taking a mold of composed type or the like in papier-mâché or other material and then taking from this mold a cast in type metal.
- a plate made by this process.
OTHER WORDS FROM stereotypester·e·o·typ·er, ster·e·o·typ·ist, nounster·e·o·typ·i·cal, ster·e·o·typ·ic [ster-ee-uh-tip-ik, steer-], /ˌstɛr i əˈtɪp ɪk, ˌstɪər-/, adjective
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How to use stereotype in a sentence
Unlike the Tibetans or Muslim Uyghurs of its far west, China’s ethnic Mongol population has long been seen as pacified, content, and well-assimilated, fulfilling the stereotype of a “model minority” in a country bubbling with ethnic tensions.China’s insatiable appetite for control is forcing even its “model minority” to rebel|Isabella Steger|September 4, 2020|Quartz
It is imperative that we continue to battle the stereotypes and prejudices that prevent too many of us from making our best and highest contribution to our Republic.Melinda Gates, Ai-jen Poo, and 9 more women on what the 19th Amendment’s 100th anniversary means to them|ehinchliffe|August 18, 2020|Fortune
Some workers were more likely to worry about stereotypes than others, whether because of their own innate fears or the actual prevalence of these attitudes in their work environments.Pregnancy stereotypes can put women in physical danger at work, study finds|ehinchliffe|July 16, 2020|Fortune
Science News has a long history covering race in America, including research on stereotypes and stigma, racial bias in research funding, and how the lack of diverse representation in clinical trials risks lives.Science News will observe #ShutDownSTEM on June 10|Nancy Shute|June 10, 2020|Science News
Many of these biases arise out of stereotypes — simplified beliefs that may not be true.
Give this gorgeous book to that friend who fits the stereotype.
A judge ruled that Black Piet indeed is a negative stereotype that infringes on the rights of black people in The Netherlands.
But it often feels more like something from a Japanese stereotype than anything explicitly offensive.Bayonetta Is Nintendo’s Graphic, Ass-Kicking Barbie|Alec Kubas-Meyer|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our stereotype of the ‘Roaring Twenties’ is cocaine, nightclubs, and flapper girls.Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance|Tim Teeman|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So why is that such a lingering stereotype in the way pop culture represents Hollywood?Amy Sedaris Is Hollywood's Beloved Rabbit-Loving Comedian Crafter|Kevin Fallon|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To look back, and to stereotype one bygone humour—what a hopeless thing!The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
The new edition, being printed from entirely new stereotype plates, is a great improvement upon former editions.
A new edition, brought down to the Present Time, and printed from entirely new stereotype plates.
This formed the matrix into which the molten metal was poured to make the stereotype plate, or die, for printing.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
But that must be as it may; and if you think the acceptance dubious, it is much the better plan not to stereotype.George Eliot's Life, Vol. III (of 3)|George Eliot
British Dictionary definitions for stereotype
- a method of producing cast-metal printing plates from a mould made from a forme of type matter in papier-mâché or some other material
- the plate so made
- to make a stereotype of
- to print from a stereotype
Derived forms of stereotypestereotyper or stereotypist, nounstereotypic (ˌstɛrɪə ˈtɪpɪk, ˌstɪər-) or stereotypical, adjective
Cultural definitions for stereotype (1 of 2)
A too-simple and therefore distorted image of a group, such as “Football players are stupid” or “The English are cold and unfriendly people.”
Cultural definitions for stereotype (2 of 2)
A generalization, usually exaggerated or oversimplified and often offensive, that is used to describe or distinguish a group.