verb (used with object), ster·e·o·typed, ster·e·o·typ·ing.
Examples from the Web for 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
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 stereotypes
- 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
Word Origin and History for stereotypes
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.
Culture definitions for stereotypes (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.”
Culture definitions for stereotypes (2 of 2)
A generalization, usually exaggerated or oversimplified and often offensive, that is used to describe or distinguish a group.