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stereotyped

[ster-ee-uh-tahypt, steer-]
adjective
1.
reproduced in or by stereotype plates.
2.
fixed or settled in form; hackneyed; conventional.

Origin:
1810–20; stereotype + -ed2

nonstereotyped, adjective
unstereotyped, adjective


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


2. rare, unusual.
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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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