- 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.
verb (used with object), ster·e·o·typed, ster·e·o·typ·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM stereotypester·e·o·typ·er, ster·e·o·typ·ist, nounster·e·o·typ·ic [ster-ee-uh-tip-ik, steer-], /ˌstɛr i əˈtɪp ɪk, ˌstɪər-/, ster·e·o·typ·i·cal, adjectivenon·ster·e·o·typ·ic, adjectivenon·ster·e·o·typ·i·cal, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for stereotype
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
The culture, even just a few years ago, is mostly what the stereotypes say they are.
With deadlines looming, top campaign staff may lean subconsciously on stereotypes about minorities.
For this group, the rest of society, he suggested, exists only “as images and stereotypes.”In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class|Joel Kotkin|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If America really wants to help Africa grow with trade and investment, it needs to ditch a number of stereotypes it still holds.Why the US-Africa Summit Was Important and Why It Wasn't Enough|John Prendergast|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The most flattering encomiums preceded the extracts, and the extracts were as stereotypes of Burley's talk.My Novel, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Pessimism, in fact, stereotypes and gives a fictitious permanence to what is only one among our many moods of thought.Lux Mundi|Various
The Aluminotype is cast by pressure and not by pouring as in the case of stereotypes, which depend entirely upon gravity.From Xylographs to Lead Molds; A.D. 1440-A.D. 1921|H. C. Forster
The line of argument deserves priority over the stereotypes of referencing.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
I have seen Roman stereotypes, or immoveable printing types, with which they stamped their pottery.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Isaac D'Israeli
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.