Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.
  • n. One that is regarded as embodying or conforming to a set image or type.
  • n. Printing A metal printing plate cast from a matrix molded from a raised printing surface, such as type.
  • transitive v. To make a stereotype of.
  • transitive v. To characterize by a stereotype: "Elderly Americans are the neglected sector of the fashion industry, stereotyped by blue hair and polyester pantsuits” ( American Demographics).
  • transitive v. To give a fixed, unvarying form to.
  • transitive v. To print from a stereotype.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.
  • n. A person who is regarded as embodying or conforming to a set image or type.
  • n. A metal printing plate cast from a matrix moulded from a raised printing surface.
  • v. To make a stereotype of someone or something, or characterize someone by a stereotype.
  • v. To prepare for printing in stereotype; to produce stereotype plates of.
  • v. To print from a stereotype.
  • v. To make firm or permanent; to fix.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plate forming an exact faximile of a page of type or of an engraving, used in printing books, etc.; specifically, a plate with type-metal face, used for printing.
  • n. The art or process of making such plates, or of executing work by means of them.
  • transitive v. To prepare for printing in stereotype; to make the stereotype plates of.
  • transitive v. Fig.: To make firm or permanent; to fix.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The duplicate, in one piece of type metal, of the face of a. collection of types composed for printing.
  • n. Loosely, an electrotype.
  • n. The art of making plates of fixed metallic types; the process of producing printed work by means of such plates.
  • Of or pertaining to stereotype, or stereotyping, or stereotype printing: as, stereotype work: stereotype plates.
  • To cast a stereotype plate from: as, to stereotype a page or a form.
  • To prepare for printing by means of stereotype plates: as, to stereotype the New Testament.
  • To fix or establish firmly or unchangeably.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. treat or classify according to a mental stereotype
  • n. a conventional or formulaic conception or image

Etymologies

French stéréotype, stereotype printing : stéréo-, solid (from Greek stereo-; see stereo-) + type, printing type (from Old French, symbol, from Late Latin typus; see type).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Derived from French stéréotype. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As we saw in chapter 4, the term stereotype threat has been coined to describe this phenomenon.

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  • In contrast, for female students with the ability to succeed and an interest in rising to the top, highlighting expectations of poor performance are quite threatening—hence the name stereotype threat.21

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  • From that point of view, the stereotype is actually a really efficient narrative tool — like the stock characters in medieval or Renaissance plays — especially for short-form visual media.

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  • Members have long complained they have been unfairly characterised as lazy but the new research appears to prove that the stereotype is actually true.

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  • Bolstering the stereotype is apparently more important to you than the science that Bradford offered you.

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  • But the Obama stereotype is a wealthy ivy-league elitist.

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  • I halfway agree with mtv cause the stereotype is there (sorry but it is) but to release a statement like this asking for commentary on whether non hot topic shopping twilight fans and going to attend is stupid.

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  • Strangely, the only character that isn't a stereotype is the villain.

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  • Like Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton and … oh, er … stéréotype – Did you know that the French word for a stereotype is a cliché?

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  • The one character that seems to transcend the stereotype is an old prospector Gus, who befriends the alien survivor and coaches him on how to communicate and help the men.

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