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type definition

Overview

This page has 34 definitions of type with English translations in 5 languages. Type is a noun, verb and adjective. Examples of how to use type in a sentence are shown. Also define these 56 related words and terms: class, typical, embodiment, printing, letter, character, block, font, size, taxonomy, taxon, medicine, blood group, corpus, token, theology, prefigure, foreshadow, Old Testament, Christian, computing, theory, tag, variable, value, data type, chemistry, compound, derive, mathematics, partition, typewriter, keyboard, blood type, represent, typify, categorize, type, singular, present tense, subjunctive mood, typen, sort, kind, guy, bloke, man, typography, typeface, normal, classic, statistics, standard, typus, boy, and boyfriend.

See also: Type, typé, and -type

English type definition

Types (character used for printing).

Etymology

From Middle English type (symbol, figure, emblem), from Latin typus, from Ancient Greek τύπος (túpos, mark, impression, type), from τύπτω (túptō, I strike, beat).

Pronunciation

Noun

type (plural types)

  1. A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class.
    • 2012 March 1, Lee A. Groat, “Gemstones”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 128:
      Although there are dozens of different types of gems, among the best known and most important are diamond, ruby and sapphire, emerald and other gem forms of the mineral beryl, chrysoberyl, tanzanite, tsavorite, topaz and jade.
    This type of plane can handle rough weather more easily than that type of plane.
  2. An individual considered typical of its class, one regarded as typifying a certain profession, environment, etc.
    • 2002, Pat Conroy, The Great Santini, page 4:
      "I just peeked out toward the restaurant and there are a lot of Navy types in there. I'd hate for you to get in trouble on your last night in Europe."
  3. An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment.
    • 1872, Mary Rose Godfrey, Loyal, volume 3, page 116:
      Altogether he was the type of low ruffianism — as ill-conditioned a looking brute as ever ginned a hare.
  4. (printing, countable) A letter or character used for printing, historically a cast or engraved block.
    1. (uncountable) Such types collectively, or a set of type of one font or size.
    2. (chiefly uncountable) Text printed with such type, or imitating its characteristics.
      The headline was set in bold type.
  5. (taxonomy) Something, often a specimen, selected as an objective anchor to connect a scientific name to a taxon; this need not be representative or typical.
    • 2009 March 20, Greg Mayer, “Who is the type specimen of Homo sapiens?”, in Why Evolution Is True[1]:
      ...thus Stearn has designated Linnaeus as the type specimen of Homo sapiens
    • 2015 December 16, “What's in a fly?”, in Natural History Museum[2]:
      Musca domestica is the type-species of Musca, a genus originally created by Linnaeus for a variety of higher Diptera, many of which are now known to be in other families.
  6. Preferred sort of person; sort of person that one is attracted to.
    We can't get along: he's just not my type.
    He was exactly her type.
  7. (medicine) A blood group.
  8. (corpus linguistics) A word that occurs in a text or corpus irrespective of how many times it occurs, as opposed to a token.
    • Token definition
      Something serving as an expression of something else. (1 of 26 token definitions)
  9. (theology) An event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly an Old Testament event linked to Christian times.
  10. (computing theory) A tag attached to variables and values used in determining which kinds of value can be used in which situations; a data type.
  11. (fine arts) The original object, or class of objects, scene, face, or conception, which becomes the subject of a copy; especially, the design on the face of a medal or a coin.
  12. (chemistry) A simple compound, used as a mode or pattern to which other compounds are conveniently regarded as being related, and from which they may be actually or theoretically derived.
    The fundamental types used to express the simplest and most essential chemical relations are hydrochloric acid, water, ammonia, and methane.
    • Chemistry definition
      The branch of natural science that deals with the composition and constitution of substances and the changes that they undergo as a consequence of alterations in the constitution of their molecules. (1 of 3 chemistry definitions)
  13. (mathematics) A part of the partition of the object domain of a logical theory (which due to the existence of such partition, would be called a typed theory). (Note: this corresponds to the notion of "data type" in computing theory.)
    Categorial grammar is like a combination of context-free grammar and types.

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Verb

Hands of a person typing.

type (third-person singular simple present types, present participle typing, simple past and past participle typed)

  1. To put text on paper using a typewriter.
    • Typewriter definition
      A device, at least partially mechanical, used to print text by pressing keys that cause type to be impressed through an inked ribbon onto paper. (1 of 4 typewriter definitions)
  2. To enter text or commands into a computer using a keyboard.
  3. To determine the blood type of.
    The doctor ordered the lab to type the patient for a blood transfusion.
    • Blood Type definition
      A classification of blood that is based on the presence or absence of antigens in the red blood cells of an individual. For the purposes of blood transfusion three antigens referred to as "A", "B" and "RhD" (out of a total of 29) are the most important. Based on their presence the human blood can be classified to A, AB, B, and O blood types which are further divided to Rh positive or negative.
  4. To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.
  5. To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify.
  6. To categorize into types.
    • 1998, Dana Stabenow, Fire and Ice, page 1:
      It was a full load, a disparate group that he had already typed and cross-matched with their potential for future crime.

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Translations

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References

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Dutch type definition

Etymology

From Latin typus, from Ancient Greek τύπος (túpos, mark, impression, type), from τύπτω (túptō, I strike, beat).

Pronunciation

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ty‧pe

Noun

type n (plural types or typen, diminutive typetje n)

  1. type: a class, someone or something from a class. The diminutive is used when made into a caricature.

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Descendants

  • Indonesian: tipe

Verb

type

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of typen
    • Present Tense definition
      : Present tense is the form of language used to refer to an event, transaction, or occurrence which is happening now (or at the present time), or an object that currently exists. Compare with past tense, which is the form of language used to refer to an event, transaction, or occurrence that did happen or has happened, or an object that existed, at a point in time before now; or with future tense, an event, transaction or occurrence that has not yet happened, is expected to happen in the future, or might never happen.
    • Typen definition
      to type

French type definition

Etymology

Borrowed from Ecclesiastical Latin typus, from Ancient Greek τύπος (túpos).

Pronunciation

Noun

type m (plural types)

  1. type; sort, kind
    • Kind definition
      A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together. (1 of 8 kind definitions)
  2. (colloquial) guy, bloke, man
  3. (typography) typeface

Adjective

type (plural types)

  1. typical, normal, classic
    • Classic definition
      Of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art. (1 of 5 classic definitions)
  2. (statistics) standard
    • Statistics definition
      A discipline, principally within applied mathematics, concerned with the systematic study of the collection, presentation, analysis, and interpretation of data.

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Latin type definition

Noun

type

  1. vocative singular of typus
    • Typus definition
      archaic form of typ.

Norwegian Bokmål type definition

Etymology

From Ancient Greek τύπος (túpos).

Noun

type m (definite singular typen, indefinite plural typer, definite plural typene)

  1. a type (kind, sort)
  2. typeface
  3. (slang) a male person, a boy or man
  4. (slang) someone's boyfriend
    Typen til Anne.
    Anne's boyfriend.

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Norwegian Nynorsk type definition

Etymology

From Ancient Greek τύπος (túpos).

Noun

type m (definite singular typen, indefinite plural typar, definite plural typane)

  1. a type (kind, sort)

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