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Noun: type  tIp
  1. A subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    "what type of sculpture do you prefer?"
     
  2. A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    "the capable type";
    - character, eccentric, case
     
  3. (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon
     
  4. Printed characters
    "small type is hard to read"
     
  5. All of the tokens of the same symbol
    "the word 'element' contains five different types of character"
     
  6. A small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper
    "he dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up"
Verb: type  tIp
  1. Write using a keyboard; press keys on a computer keyboard
    "type the acceptance letter, please";
    - typewrite
     
  2. Identify as belonging to a certain type
    "Such people can practically be typed";
    - typecast

Derived forms: typed, types, typing

Type of: adult, block, character, form, grapheme, graphic symbol, grownup, identify, kind, sort, symbol, taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group, variety, write

Antonym: antitype

Encyclopedia: Type