typify

[ tip-uh-fahy ]
/ ˈtɪp əˌfaɪ /

verb (used with object), typ·i·fied, typ·i·fy·ing.

to serve as a typical example of; exemplify.
to serve as a symbol or emblem of; symbolize; prefigure.
to represent by a type or symbol.

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Origin of typify

1625–35; < Latin typ(us) type + -ify

OTHER WORDS FROM typify

typ·i·fi·ca·tion, nountyp·i·fi·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for typification

typify
/ (ˈtɪpɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)

to be typical of; characterize
to symbolize or represent completely, by or as if by a type

Derived forms of typify

typification, nountypifier, noun

Word Origin for typify

C17: from Latin typus type + -ify
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