Meaning of TYPE in English

I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin typus, from Latin & Greek; Latin typus image, from Greek typos blow, impression, model, from typtein to strike, beat; akin to Sanskrit tupati he injures and probably to Latin stupēre to be benumbed Date: 15th century 1. a person or thing (as in the Old Testament) believed to foreshadow another (as in the New Testament), one having qualities of a higher category ; model , a lower taxonomic category selected as a standard of reference for a higher category, a distinctive mark or sign, 3. a. a rectangular block usually of metal bearing a relief character from which an inked print can be made, a collection of such blocks , alphanumeric characters for printing , ~face , printed letters, matter set in ~, 4. qualities common to a number of individuals that distinguish them as an identifiable class: as, the morphological, physiological, or ecological characters by which relationship between organisms may be recognized, the form common to all instances of a linguistic element, a typical and often superior specimen, a member of an indicated class or variety of people , a particular kind, class, or group , something distinguishable as a variety ; sort , Synonyms: see: ~ II. verb (~d; typing) Date: 1596 transitive verb to represent beforehand as a ~ ; prefigure , 2. to produce a copy of, to represent in terms of typical characteristics ; typify , to produce (as a character or document) using a keyboard (as on a ~writer or computer), to identify as belonging to a ~: as, to determine the natural ~ of (as a blood sample), ~cast , intransitive verb to write something on a ~writer or enter data into a computer by way of a keyboard, ~able adjective

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