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Definition of Type


  1. The mark or impression of something; stamp; impressed sign; emblem.
  2. Form or character impressed; style; semblance.
  3. A figure or representation of something to come; a token; a sign; a symbol; -- correlative to antitype.
  4. That which possesses or exemplifies characteristic qualities; the representative.
  5. A general form or structure common to a number of individuals; hence, the ideal representation of a species, genus, or other group, combining the essential characteristics; an animal or plant possessing or exemplifying the essential characteristics of a species, genus, or other group. Also, a group or division of animals having a certain typical or characteristic structure of body maintained within the group.
  6. The original object, or class of objects, scene, face, or conception, which becomes the subject of a copy; esp., the design on the face of a medal or a coin.
  7. A simple compound, used as a mode or pattern to which other compounds are conveniently regarded as being related, and from which they may be actually or theoretically derived.
  8. A raised letter, figure, accent, or other character, cast in metal or cut in wood, used in printing.
  9. Such letters or characters, in general, or the whole quantity of them used in printing, spoken of collectively; any number or mass of such letters or characters, however disposed.
  10. To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.
  11. To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify.

Type Quotations

The more moral the people are in their business dealings, the less paperwork you need, the more handshakes you can have, the more the wheels of capitalism work better because there's trust in the marketplace. Business ethics is not a joke. And, in fact, I think most businesses that I've dealt with encourage exactly that type of behavior.
Rick Santorum

Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
Frank Zappa

Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
Tryon Edwards

If we each take responsibility in shifting our own behavior, we can trigger the type of change that is necessary to achieve sustainability for our race or this planet. We change our planet, our environment, our humanity every day, every year, every decade, and every millennia.
Yehuda Berg

A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
Benjamin Disraeli
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Type Translations

type in Afrikaans is tipe, blokletter
type in Danish is maskinskrive
type in Dutch is drukletter
type in Finnish is tyyppi
type in German is Art {f}, Typ {m}, eintippen, Typ
type in Italian is fare, scommettere, tipo, sorta, vergare
type in Norwegian is skrive
type in Portuguese is tipo
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