- 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·i·cal, ster·e·o·typ·ic [ster-ee-uh-tip-ik, steer-], /ˌstɛr i əˈtɪp ɪk, ˌstɪər-/, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for stereotype
The irony is that communities are protesting stereotyping—as cops respond in stereotypical ways.
If Scotland does vote for independence it will be a sad victory for national self-stereotyping that is totally false.
Both 24 and Homeland caught significant flack from critics for stereotyping Muslims and Middle Easterners.Generic and Superficial ‘Tyrant’ Amerisplains the Middle East|Andrew Romano|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And when you peacefully protest their stereotyping of you, they lash back at you and they call you horrendous, horrific names.Amanda Blackhorse Is ‘Confident’ Snyder Will Lose His Redskins Appeal|Robert Silverman|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But can Hollywood confront its offensive stereotyping of Arabs and Muslims?Hollywood’s Major Muslim Problem Doesn't End With 'Alice in Arabia'|Dean Obeidallah|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 1861 Craske improved stereotyping by making it possible to reproduce curved printing plates from flat forms of type.
It is now called stereotyping, and it seems to have been successful from the first, from a technical point of view.
The recent processes of stereotyping and electrotyping have added greatly to the cheapness, accuracy, and beauty of printing.American Inventions and Inventors|William A. Mowry
It is said that the process of stereotyping was first communicated to Didot by him.Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)|Wiliam Cabell Bruce
The amount is always small because the main costs of typesetting and stereotyping are eliminated from the price.Government Documents in Small Libraries|Charles Wells Reeder
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.