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Definition of Stereotype

Stereotype

  1. A plate forming an exact faximile of a page of type or of an engraving, used in printing books, etc.; specifically, a plate with type-metal face, used for printing.
  2. The art or process of making such plates, or of executing work by means of them.
  3. To prepare for printing in stereotype; to make the stereotype plates of; as, to stereotype the Bible.
  4. Fig.: To make firm or permanent; to fix.

Stereotype Quotations

Everyone is their own kind of lesbian. To think there's a certain way to dress or present yourself in the world is just one more stereotype we have to fit into.
Portia de Rossi

Stereotypes lose their power when the world is found to be more complex than the stereotype would suggest. When we learn that individuals do not fit the group stereotype, then it begins to fall apart.
Ed Koch

I grew up in a time when women didn't really do comedy. You had to be homely, overweight, an old maid, all that. You had to play a stereotype, because very attractive women were not supposed to be funny - because it's powerful; it's a threat.
Lily Tomlin

There's no reason to stereotype yourself. Doing math is like going to the gym - it's a workout for your brain and it makes you smarter.
Danica McKellar

I was starting to buy into my own sort of stereotype in a way.
Jennifer Aniston
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Stereotype Translations

stereotype in German is stereotyp
stereotype in Spanish is estereotipo

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