stereotype[ ster-ee-uh-tahyp, steer- ]SEE DEFINITION OF stereotype
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STEREOTYPE
Now we have both in a form which will endure with the stereotype plates.
First, some ministers settle for a stereotype of the priesthood.
The other figure of smoke is a stereotype in all tongues for evanescence.
The temptation is to stereotype the form when the spirit and power have all departed.
It was to stereotype belief, as it is stereotyped among the millions in the East.
It is only the stereotype of scenes that have been acted and reacted often and often at the Front.
Possibly this stereotype is the result of being for ages cut off from other nations.
But, on the whole, no artist is less chargeable with stereotype than he.
We have a stereotype about that, too, one slowly and painfully formed.
Is it intended to stereotype disaster, to perpetuate the blundering of the past?
1798, "method of printing from a plate," from French stéréotype (adj.) "printing by means of a solid plate of type," from Greek stereos "solid" (see sterile) + French 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.