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stereotyped

[ster-ee-uh-tahypt, steer-] /ˈstɛr i əˌtaɪpt, ˈstɪər-/
adjective
1.
reproduced in or by stereotype plates.
2.
fixed or settled in form; hackneyed; conventional.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; stereotype + -ed2
Related forms
nonstereotyped, adjective
unstereotyped, adjective
Synonyms
2. lifeless, stale, worn, dull. See commonplace.
Antonyms
2. rare, unusual.

stereotype

[ster-ee-uh-tahyp, steer-] /ˈstɛr i əˌtaɪp, ˈstɪər-/
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.
Origin
1790-1800; stereo- + -type
Related forms
stereotyper, stereotypist, noun
stereotypic
[ster-ee-uh-tip-ik, steer-] /ˌstɛr i əˈtɪp ɪk, ˌstɪər-/ (Show IPA),
stereotypical, adjective
nonstereotypic, adjective
nonstereotypical, adjective
Synonyms
6. categorize, type, identify.
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Examples for stereotyped
  • And scientists are often stereotyped as kooks or madmen.
  • So that the invitation to play isn't confusing, bows are highly stereotyped and show little variation.
  • The wines may even gradually change the country's image abroad, by displacing stereotyped ideas about macho beer drinkers.
  • In this age, it is nothing for any type of race or religion to be made fun of or stereotyped.
  • Once stereotyped as the hobby of maiden aunts, genealogy has quietly become a national compulsion.
  • As for the computer-generated dinosaurs, they trundle across the screen in the stereotyped manner of all big screen dinosaurs.
  • Pandering in the extreme, and inept, inaccurate stereotyped pandering at that.
  • These are only a few examples of the danger of a hateful climate that results when communities are stereotyped inaccurately.
  • Or perhaps he's being as aloof as he has been stereotyped.
  • Among this armory of social signals are stereotyped, formal invitations to potential mates.
British Dictionary definitions for stereotyped

stereotyped

/ˈstɛrɪəˌtaɪpt; ˈstɪər-/
adjective
1.
lacking originality or individuality; conventional; trite
2.
reproduced from or on a stereotype printing plate

stereotype

/ˈstɛrɪəˌtaɪp; ˈstɪər-/
noun
1.
  1. a method of producing cast-metal printing plates from a mould made from a forme of type matter in papier-mâché or some other material
  2. the plate so made
2.
another word for stereotypy
3.
an idea, trait, convention, etc, that has grown stale through fixed usage
4.
(sociol) a set of inaccurate, simplistic generalizations about a group that allows others to categorize them and treat them accordingly
verb (transitive)
5.
  1. to make a stereotype of
  2. to print from a stereotype
6.
to impart a fixed usage or convention to
Derived Forms
stereotyper, stereotypist, noun
stereotypic (ˌstɛrɪə ˈtɪpɪk; ˌstɪər-), stereotypical, adjective
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Word Origin and History for stereotyped

stereotype

n.

1798, "method of printing from a plate," from French stéréotype (adj.) "printing by means of a solid plate of type," from Greek stereos "solid" (see sterile) + French type "type." Noun meaning "a stereotype plate" is from 1817. Meaning "image perpetuated without change" is first recorded 1850, from the verb in this sense, which is from 1819. Meaning "preconceived and oversimplified notion of characteristics typical of a person or group" is recorded from 1922. Stereotypical is attested from 1949.

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stereotyped in Culture

stereotype definition


A too-simple and therefore distorted image of a group, such as “Football players are stupid” or “The English are cold and unfriendly people.”

stereotype definition


A generalization, usually exaggerated or oversimplified and often offensive, that is used to describe or distinguish a group.

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Encyclopedia Article for stereotyped

stereotype

type of printing plate developed in the late 18th century and widely used in letterpress, newspaper, and other high-speed press runs. Stereotypes are made by locking the type columns, illustration plates, and advertising plates of a complete newspaper page in a form and molding a matrix, or mat, of papier-mache or similar material to it; the dried mat is used as a mold to cast the stereotype from hot metal. A stereotype plate is much stronger and more durable under the press run than would be the composed page of type. It is gradually being replaced, however, by photopolymer (photosensitive plastic) and lithographic plates.

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