|1.||a kind, class, or category, the constituents of which share similar characteristics|
|2.||a subdivision of a particular class of things or people; sort: what type of shampoo do you use?|
|3.||the general form, plan, or design distinguishing a particular group|
|4.||informal a person who typifies a particular quality: he's the administrative type|
|5.||informal a person, esp of a specified kind: he's a strange type|
|6.||a. a small block of metal or more rarely wood bearing a letter or character in relief for use in printing|
|b. such pieces collectively|
|7.||characters printed from type; print|
|a. the taxonomic group the characteristics of which are used for defining the next highest group, for example Rattus norvegicus (brown rat) is the type species of the rat genus Rattus|
|b. (as modifier): a type genus; a type species|
|9.||See type specimen|
|10.||the characteristic device on a coin|
|11.||linguistics Compare token a symbol regarded as standing for the class of all symbols identical to it|
|12.||logic a class of expressions or of the entities they represent that can all enter into the same syntactic relations. The theory of types was advanced by Bertrand Russell to avoid the liar paradox, Russell's paradox, etc|
|13.||philosophy Compare token a universal. If a sentence always has the same meaning whenever it is used, the meaning is said to be a property of the sentence-type|
|14.||chiefly Christian theol a figure, episode, or symbolic factor resembling some future reality in such a way as to foreshadow or prefigure it|
|15.||rare a distinctive sign or mark|
|16.||to write (copy) on a typewriter|
|17.||(tr) to be a symbol of; typify|
|18.||(tr) to decide the type of; clarify into a type|
|19.||(tr) med to determine the blood group of (a blood sample)|
|20.||chiefly (tr) Christian theol to foreshadow or serve as a symbol of (some future reality)|
|[C15: from Latin typus figure, from Greek tupos image, from tuptein to strike]|
A number of people or things having in common traits or characteristics that distinguish them as a group or class.
The general character or structure held in common by a number of people or things considered as a group or class.
A person or thing having the features of a group or class.
An example or a model having the ideal features of a group or class.
A taxonomic group, especially a genus or species, chosen as the representative example in characterizing the larger taxonomic group to which it belongs.
The specimen on which the original description and naming of a taxon is based.
typing typ·ing (tī'pĭng)
The process of classifying organisms or things according to type.
occurs only once in Scripture (1 Cor. 10:11, A.V. marg.). The Greek word _tupos_ is rendered "print" (John 20:25), "figure" (Acts 7:43; Rom. 5:14), "fashion" (Acts 7:44), "manner" (Acts 23:25), "form" (Rom. 6:17), "example" or "ensample" (1 Cor. 10:6, 11; Phil. 3:17; 1 Thess. 1:7; 2 Thess. 3:9; 1 Tim. 4:12). It properly means a "model" or "pattern" or "mould" into which clay or wax was pressed, that it might take the figure or exact shape of the mould. The word "type" is generally used to denote a resemblance between something present and something future, which is called the "antitype."