from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Excessive repetition or lack of variation in movements, ideas, or patterns of speech, especially when viewed as a symptom of certain developmental or psychiatric disorders.
- noun Printing The process or art of making stereotype plates.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Persistence, in the insane, of a single idea or trend of thought.
- noun The art or business of making stereotype plates.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The art or process of making stereotype plates.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun countable, medicine
excessive repetition, especially of meaningless gestures.
- noun uncountable The process of making
stereotypeplates and printingfrom them.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
But I'd note that you are hardly the one to complain about stereotypy and prejudice in such a fashion.
To foster mutual understanding and intercommunal harmony between the two religious groups and eradicate stereotypy and prejudice, the Declaration recommended increasing efforts in education, publication, dissemination of electronic media information, and efforts by religious and political leaders to nurture harmonious relations.
In the absence of immobility, mutism or stupor, at least two of the following that can be observed or elicited on two or more occasions: stereotypy, echophenomena, catalepsy, automatic obedience, posturing, Gegenhalten negativism, ambitendency
Often striking, non-goal-directed, repetitive motor behavior; repetition of phrases and sentences in an automatic fashion, similar to a scratched record, termed verbigeration verbal stereotypy
Mutism, stereotypy, catalepsy, and automatic obedience also occur together more frequently than by chance (14), correspond to the classic description of catatonía (494), and are associated with the diagnosis of mania.
Atypical symptom cluster e.g., depressive syndrome with apathy, not sadness, hallucinosis without other psychopathology, mania with psychomotor features or stereotypy
-- D.V. Considerable number of neologisms; stereotypy manifested partly in a tendency toward frequent repetition of certain reactions but mainly in a persistent tendency to make use of the grammatical form of present participle, giving rise to numerous doubtful reactions.
-- C.D. Some stereotypy; particles; unclassified reactions, mostly incoherent.
-- J.B. Unclassified reactions, many of which are probably due to distraction; some stereotypy.
-- J.F. Perseveration; some stereotypy; sound reactions; unclassified reactions many of which are probably due to distraction.