Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 01/13/16 Stereotype

Stereotype (noun, verb)
stereotype [ster-ee-uh-tahyp, steer-]


noun
1. a process, now often replaced by more advanced methods, for making metal printing plates by taking a mold of composed type or the like in papier-mâché or other material and then taking from this mold a cast in type metal.
2. a plate made by this process.
3. a set form; convention.
4. Sociology. a simplified and standardized conception or image invested with special meaning and held in common by members of a group: The cowboy and Indian are American stereotypes.

verb (used with object), stereotyped, stereotyping.
5. to make a stereotype of.
6. to characterize or regard as a stereotype: The actor has been stereotyped as a villain.
7. to give a fixed form to.

Synonyms
6. categorize, type, identify.

Origin: 1790-1800; stereo- + -type

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