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
The stereotype that might typify some individuals within a group doesn't apply
  to all.
Lilly's double-page spreads typify the sort of thing the medical profession
  fears.
They do not typify the profession, nor illustrate its ideals.
Mice engineered to express the cystic fibrosis gene, for example, do not
  develop the lung problems that typify this disorder.
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