stereotyped

[ster-ee-uh-tahypt, steer-]

Origin:
1810–20; stereotype + -ed2

nonstereotyped, adjective
unstereotyped, adjective


2. lifeless, stale, worn, dull. See commonplace.


2. rare, unusual.
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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.

Origin:
1790–1800; stereo- + -type

stereotyper, stereotypist, noun
stereotypic [ster-ee-uh-tip-ik, steer-] , stereotypical, adjective
nonstereotypic, adjective
nonstereotypical, adjective


6. categorize, type, identify.
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stereotype (ˈstɛrɪəˌtaɪp, ˈstɪər-)
 
n
1.  a.  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
 b.  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
 
vb
5.  a.  to make a stereotype of
 b.  to print from a stereotype
6.  to impart a fixed usage or convention to
 
'stereotyper
 
n
 
'stereotypist
 
n
 
stereotypic
 
adj
 
stereo'typical
 
adj

stereotyped (ˈstɛrɪəˌtaɪpt, ˈstɪər-)
 
adj
1.  lacking originality or individuality; conventional; trite
2.  reproduced from or on a stereotype printing plate

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stereotype
1798, "method of printing from a plate," from Fr. stéréotype (adj.) "printing by means of a solid plate of type," from Gk. stereos "solid" (see sterile) + Fr. 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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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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Example sentences
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.
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