Typifier

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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