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

  • adj. Lacking originality, creativity, or individuality.
  • adj. Conforming to a social norm; conventional.
  • adj. Of or relating to stereotypy: stereotyped behavior.
  • adj. Printing Printed or reproduced from stereotype plates.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of stereotype.
  • adj. Having a certain stereotype.
  • adj. Printed from stereotype plates.
  • adj. Unoriginal; stereotypical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Formed into, or printed from, stereotype plates.
  • adj. Fig.: Formed in a fixed, unchangeable manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Made or printed from stereotype plates.
  • Formed in an unchangeable manner; fixed; set: as, stereotyped opinions.

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

  • adj. lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality


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