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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] typus from Ancient Greek τύπος (tupos), mark, impression, type), from τύπτω (tuptō), I strike, beat).

Noun

Singular
type

Plural
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type ({{{1}}})
  1. A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class.
  2. An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment.
  3. (printing) A letter or character used for printing, historically a cast or engraved block.
    • Such type collectively, or a set of type of one font or size.
    • Text printed with such type (e.g., "set in bold type").
  4. (biology) An individual considered representative of members of its taxonomic group: the type of a genus, family, etc.
  5. (biology) A blood group.
  6. (theology) An event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly Old Testament events linked to Christian times.
  7. (computing theory) A tag attached to variables and values used in determining what values may be assigned to what variables.

Synonyms

Derived terms

grouping based on shared characteristics

printing block

individual representative of its group

psychology

computing theory

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Verb

Infinitive
to type

Third person singular
typ

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to type (third-person singular simple present typ, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To put text on paper using a typewriter.
  2. To enter text or commands into a computer using a keyboard.
  3. To determine the blood type.
    The doctor ordered the lab to type the patient for a blood transfusion.

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Dutch

Noun

type (plural typen)

  1. type

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French

Etymology

Borrowed from ecclesiastical [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] typus, from Ancient Greek τύπος.

Pronunciation

Noun

type m. (plural types)

  1. type; sort, kind
  2. (colloquial) guy, bloke
  3. (typography) typeface

Adjective

type m. (f. type, m. plural types, f. plural types)

  1. typical, normal, classic
  2. (statistics) standard

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