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Dictionary definition for: Type

1. (n) a subdivision of a particular kind of thing; "what type of sculpture do you prefer?"

2. (v) write by means of a keyboard with types; "type the acceptance letter, please"

3. (n) a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities) "a real character" "a strange character" "a friendly eccentric" "the capable type" "a mental case"

4. (v) identify as belonging to a certain type; "Such people can practically be typed"

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

6. (n) printed characters; "small type is hard to read"

7. (n) a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper; "he dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up"

8. (n) all of the tokens of the same symbol; "the word "element" contains five different types of character"

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