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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


Antonymsantitype

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.


Synonymstypewrite


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.


Synonymstypecast


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


Broader (hypernym)identify









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