Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.
  • noun One that is regarded as embodying or conforming to a set image or type.
  • noun Printing A metal printing plate cast from a matrix molded from a raised printing surface, such as type.
  • transitive verb To make a stereotype of.
  • transitive verb To characterize by a stereotype.
  • transitive verb To give a fixed, unvarying form to.
  • transitive verb To print from a stereotype.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun The duplicate, in one piece of type metal, of the face of a. collection of types composed for printing.
  • noun Loosely, an electrotype.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The art or process of making such plates, or of executing work by means of them.
  • noun a block, usually of wood, to which a stereotype plate is attached while being used in printing.
  • transitive verb To prepare for printing in stereotype; to make the stereotype plates of.
  • transitive verb Fig.: To make firm or permanent; to fix.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb treat or classify according to a mental stereotype
  • noun a conventional or formulaic conception or image

Etymologies

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

[French stéréotype, stereotype printing : stéréo-, solid (from Greek stereo-; see stereo–) + type, printing type (from Old French, symbol, from Late Latin typus; see type).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Derived from French stéréotype.

Examples

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

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

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

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

    Dark Matter Can Enlighten Minds

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