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English noun: type

1. type (cognition) a subdivision of a particular kind of thing

SamplesWhat type of sculpture do you prefer?.

Broader (hypernym)form, kind, sort, variety

Narrower (hyponym)breed, edition, nature, variant, variation, version


2. type (person) a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)

SamplesA real character.
A strange character.
A friendly eccentric.
The capable type.
A mental case.

Synonymscase, character, eccentric

Broader (hypernym)adult, grownup

3. type (group) (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon

Broader (hypernym)taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group

Domain categorybiological science, biology

4. type (communication) printed characters

SamplesSmall type is hard to read.

Broader (hypernym)character, grapheme, graphic symbol

Narrower (hyponym)case, face, font, fount, type family, typeface

5. type (communication) all of the tokens of the same symbol

SamplesThe word `element' contains five different types of character.

Broader (hypernym)symbol

6. type (artifact) a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper

SamplesHe dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up.

Broader (hypernym)block

Narrower (hyponym)kern, quad, space

English verb: type

1. type (communication) write by means of a keyboard with types

SamplesType the acceptance letter, please.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)write

Narrower (hyponym)backspace, double-space, shift, touch-type, triple-space

2. type (cognition) identify as belonging to a certain type

SamplesSuch people can practically be typed.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)identify

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