typify

[tip-uh-fahy]
verb (used with object), typified, typifying.
1.
to serve as a typical example of; exemplify.
2.
to serve as a symbol or emblem of; symbolize; prefigure.
3.
to represent by a type or symbol.

Origin:
1625–35; < Latin typ(us) type + -ify

typification, noun
typifier, noun
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typify (ˈtɪpɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  to be typical of; characterize
2.  to symbolize or represent completely, by or as if by a type
 
[C17: from Latin typustype + -ify]
 
typifi'cation
 
n
 
'typifier
 
n

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typify
1634, "to represent by a symbol," from L. typus (see type). Meaning "to serve as a typical specimen of some class, etc." is attested from 1854.
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Example sentences
Mud pie typified the decade with its rich decadence.
Global cooling and ice ages will be more generally typified by clear skies and
  less precipitation.
So it ever is, whether thus typified or no, that an evil deed invests itself
  with the character of doom.
Absent were the barbs that have typified many of these events.
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