- reproduced in or by stereotype plates.
- fixed or settled in form; hackneyed; conventional.
Origin of stereotyped
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- 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.
- a set form; convention.
- Sociology. a simplified and standardized conception or image invested with special meaning and held in common by members of a group: The cowboy and Indian are American stereotypes.
- to make a stereotype of.
- to characterize or regard as a stereotype: The actor has been stereotyped as a villain.
- to give a fixed form to.
Origin of stereotype
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Examples from the Web for stereotyped
The current GOP coalition can be stereotyped quite simply as the Medicare/Social Security retiree.Still Saying No to Ryan 3.0
March 14, 2013
Compared to Americans, Canadians are stereotyped as steady and predictable.Why Doesn't Canada Have a Two Party System?
October 6, 2012
We too have been stereotyped and portrayed in the media in such a way that it has affected how people interact with us.Auti Angel, Star of ‘Musical Chairs,’ on Being Disabled in Hollywood
March 24, 2012
Also, independents are stereotyped as social liberals and fiscal conservatives.A Prop 8 Crusader Leaves the GOP
March 29, 2009
It was generally considered impromptu, but was, in truth, as stereotyped as the other.Brave and Bold
The letter bristles with stereotyped generalities and Unionism.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
Yet her tone was calm enough as she uttered the stereotyped "Hello."Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
“You dear–––” she began in stereotyped, high-pitched tones as she pressed the spring.The Gorgeous Girl
"Ah, you 'll have to ask my partner about that," is the stereotyped saying of each.One Of Them
Charles James Lever
- lacking originality or individuality; conventional; trite
- reproduced from or on a stereotype printing plate
- 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
- another word for stereotypy
- an idea, trait, convention, etc, that has grown stale through fixed usage
- sociol a set of inaccurate, simplistic generalizations about a group that allows others to categorize them and treat them accordingly
- to make a stereotype of
- to print from a stereotype
- to impart a fixed usage or convention to
Word Origin and History for stereotyped
1798, "method of printing from a plate," from French stéréotype (adj.) "printing by means of a solid plate of type," from Greek stereos "solid" (see sterile) + French type "type." Noun meaning "a stereotype plate" is from 1817. Meaning "image perpetuated without change" is first recorded 1850, from the verb in this sense, which is from 1819. Meaning "preconceived and oversimplified notion of characteristics typical of a person or group" is recorded from 1922. Stereotypical is attested from 1949.
A too-simple and therefore distorted image of a group, such as “Football players are stupid” or “The English are cold and unfriendly people.”
A generalization, usually exaggerated or oversimplified and often offensive, that is used to describe or distinguish a group.