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types (grapheme)

types is a plural form of type

type (grapheme)

Definition:

printed characters

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

types

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

font | type family

Usage example:

small type is hard to read

Etymology:

"symbol, emblem", from Latin typus "figure, image, form, kind", from Greek typos...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of types...

Definition references  (+images)

Wiktionary:

type | types [plural] | typed [past tense] | typing [present participle] | single-space | single-spaced [past tense] | single-spacing [present participle] | single-spaces [3rd-person singular present] | countertype [3rd-person singular present]

A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class. | An individual considered typical of its class. | An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment. | [printing, countable] A letter or character used for printing, historically... (36 of 231 words, 10 definitions, 11 usage examples, 2 images)

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New World Dictionary:

type | typed [past tense] | typing [present participle] | type specimen | typable [related]

a person, thing, or event that represents or symbolizes another, especially another that it's thought will appear later; symbol; token; sign | [rare] ... (22 of 338 words, 16 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

type | typed [past tense] | typing [present participle] | types [3rd-person singular present]

A number of people or things having in common traits or characteristics that distinguish them as a group or class. | The general character or ... (24 of 307 words, 19 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

type | -type | type specimen [sense-specific] | sort [synonym, sense-specific] | print [synonym, sense-specific] | typify [synonym, sense-specific]

a kind, class, or category, the constituents of which share similar characteristics | a subdivision of a particular class of things or people; sort | ... (23 of 754 words, 24 definitions, 16 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/type

Merriam-Webster:

type [entry 1, often attributive, noun] | sort [synonym, sense-specific] | breed [synonym, sense-specific] | class [synonym, sense-specific] | description [synonym, sense-specific] | feather [synonym, sense-specific] | genre [synonym, sense-specific] | ilk [synonym, sense-specific] | kidney [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a person or thing (as in the Old Testament) believed to foreshadow another ... | a distinctive mark or sign | a rectangular block usually of metal ... (25 of 533 words, 4 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/type

type [entry 2, verb] | typed [past tense] | typing [present participle] | prefigure [synonym, sense-specific] | typify [synonym, sense-specific] | also [synonym, sense-specific] | typecast [synonym, sense-specific] | assort [synonym, sense-specific] | break down [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to represent beforehand as a type; "prefigure" | to produce a copy of ; to represent in terms of typical characteristics; "typify" | to produce (as a ... (25 of 206 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

type | black letter | Gothic type | italic | roman

for printing, was invented in China (about 1040), using woodblocks. Related devices, such as seals and stamps for making impressions in clay, had been ... (24 of 501 words)

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Random House Dictionary:

type | typed [past tense] | typing [present participle] | -type | type-word [synonym, sense-specific] | blood group [medicine, sense-specific] | to typecast [medicine, sense-specific] | to typewrite [medicine, sense-specific] | face [synonym, definitions 19b, c, sense-specific]

a number of things or persons sharing a particular characteristic, or set ... | a thing or person regarded as a member of a class or category; kind; ... (27 of 425 words, 21 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/type

Oxford Dictionary:

type | one's type | in type | token [near antonym, sense-specific] | typal [derived]

a category of people or things having common characteristics | [with adjective or noun modifier, informal] : a person of a specified character or ... (23 of 362 words, 17 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Type [disambiguation]

may refer to: In philosophy: Type-token distinction | In theology: Type & Antitype in Typology (theology) | In mathematics: Type (model theory) | Type theory, basis for the study of type systems | Type or arity, the number of operands a function takes... (39 of 244 words, 23 definitions)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

type [entry 1] | be someone's type

a particular group of people or things which shares similar characteristics and forms a smaller division of a larger set | [specialized] a person who ... (24 of 200 words, 3 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/type 1

type [entry 2] | typeface

([specialized] "typeface") the style and size of printed letters used in a piece of printed writing such as in a newspaper, book or article (24 of 51 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/type 2

type [entry 3]

to write using a machine, either a computer keyboard or a typewriter (12 of 50 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/type 3

Macmillan British Dictionary:

type | types [plural] | be someone's type

[countable] a group of people or things with similar qualities or features that make them different from other groups | [countable] someone with ... (22 of 161 words, 4 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

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type [verb] | typed [past tense] | typing [present participle] | types [3rd-person singular present]

[intransitive/transitive] to write something using a keyboard | [transitive, science, medical] to find out what group a person or thing belongs to, ... (21 of 91 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/type 17

Britannica Encyclopedia:

character [biology]

in biology, any observable feature, or trait, of an organism, whether acquired or inherited. An acquired character is a response to the environment; ... (23 of 206 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

type | types [plural] | typed [past tense] | typing [present participle]

a group made up of individuals or items that have strongly marked and readily defined similarities | somebody or something regarded as belonging to a ... (24 of 691 words, 17 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861722849​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

type

First use: late 15th century

Origin: "symbol, emblem", from Latin typus "figure, image, form, kind", from Greek typos "dent, impression, mark, figure, original form", from ... (22 of 103 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=type

Oxford Dictionary:

type | one's type

First use: late 15th century

Origin: (in the sense "symbol, emblem"): from French, or from Latin typus, from Greek tupos "impression, figure, type", from tuptein "to ... (23 of 47 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/type

New World Dictionary:

type | typed [past tense] | typing [present participle]

Origin: ecclesiastical Late Latin typus, a model, symbol from Latin and Greek: Latin, a figure from Greek typos, a figure, archetype, model, ... (21 of 33 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

type | -type

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Latin typus figure, from Greek tupos image, from tuptein to strike | from Latin -typus, from Greek -typos, from tupostype

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/type

Wiktionary:

type | types [plural] | typed [past tense] | typing [present participle]

Origin: Latin typus, from Ancient Greek τύπος (tupos, "mark, impression, type"), from τύπτω (tuptō, "I strike, beat").

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American Heritage Dictionary:

type | typed [past tense] | typing [present participle] | types [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, symbol, from Late Latin typus, type, from Latin, image, from Greek tupos, impression.

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Merriam-Webster:

type [entry 1, often attributive, noun]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English, from Late Latin typus, from Latin and Greek; Latin typus image, from Greek typos blow, impression, model, from ... (22 of 40 etymology words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

type | types [plural] | typed [past tense] | typing [present participle]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Latin typus from Greek tupos "blow, impression"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861722849​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

type | types [plural] | typed [past tense] | typing [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "type"

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Collins Dictionary:

type | -type

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "type"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/type

Cambridge Dictionary:

type [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "type"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "type"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/type 1

Macmillan British Dictionary:

type | types [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "type"

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type [verb] | typed [past tense] | typing [present participle] | types [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "type"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

type [noun] | types [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "type"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/type

type [verb] | typed [past tense] | typing [present participle] | types [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "type"

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the Free Dictionary:

type

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Google Dictionary:

type | types [plural] | typed [past tense] | typing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "type"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

type

Audio: North American pronunciation of "type"

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YourDictionary Audio:

type

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "type" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

Type

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