- 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
How to use stereotype in a sentence
These dancers are up against a power structure that has solidified over decades and has deeply penetrated popular notions and stereotypes of courtesans, including the devadasis.No Dirty Dancing: India’s Classical Dancers Break Caste Taboos|Charu Kasturi|December 4, 2020|Ozy
The famous firm embodied every stereotype of Wall Street’s clubby culture.Wall Street culture clash: When Coinbase met Cantor Fitzgerald|Jeff|December 3, 2020|Fortune
The common conception of artists before the shutdown — a view that wasn’t particularly accurate and was largely determined by stereotypes left over from the “culture wars” of the past century — is that they belong to the so-called coastal elites.Transformed by crisis, arts criticism may never be the same. And that’s a good thing.|Philip Kennicott|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
Yet four centuries after Artemisia painted Judith, gender stereotypes and outdated assumptions about women as peaceful and innocent prevent women from being seen as blameworthy.Why It’s Important To See Women As Capable … Of Terrible Atrocities|LGBTQ-Editor|November 21, 2020|No Straight News
There is a cottage industry of papers on stoicism in psychology, built on the same stereotype.
But there is a larger point behind the move: Car brands are inextricable from national stereotypes.
In the face of these stereotypes, the Muslim Writers Collective is one attempt to reclaim the narrative of American Islam.Defying Stereotypes, Young Muslim Writers Find Community Onstage|Julianne Chiaet|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both men and women experience stereotypes and unfair expectations.
There are plenty of other outdated stereotypes in “Tom and Jerry”—sexist attitudes, for example—but Amazon chose to focus on race.
These are all fruitful options to pursue for any atheist interested in challenging the immoral stereotypes we have.Loud, Proud, and Atheist: ‘Openly Secular’ Encourages Nonbelievers to Come Out of the Closet|Vlad Chituc|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The stereotypes were thus perforated, although they had been wrapped up in many folds of paper and cardboard.The Insect World|Louis Figuier
Do they make stereotypes for circular rollers and print books this same way?Paul and the Printing Press|Sara Ware Bassett
Pessimism, in fact, stereotypes and gives a fictitious permanence to what is only one among our many moods of thought.Lux Mundi|Various
Most of the yearly ads were patent-medicine stereotypes, and we used to fence with them.Mark Twain's Speeches|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I shall use the same types when I like, but not commonly the same stereotypes.The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table|Oliver Wendell Holmes
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.