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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tabulation of the normal or average individuals of a race, in respect to any characteristic, as a basis for statistical comparison with exceptional or aberrant individuals. See the extract under metatypic.
  • n. In the nomenclature of types in natural history, a topotype identified by the nomenclator himself.

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  • You do still need to declare the enumeration as a metatype and register it with the Qt meta object system though.

    KDE TechBase - Recent changes [en]

  • In our case, we actually do some work in our design time xaml reader and writer to deserialize into a metatype, an instance of a type whose sole purpose in life is to describe the activity.

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