Definitions for stereotypeˈstɛr i əˌtaɪp, ˈstɪər-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stereotype(verb)

    a conventional or formulaic conception or image

    "regional stereotypes have been part of America since its founding"

  2. pigeonhole, stereotype, stamp(verb)

    treat or classify according to a mental stereotype

    "I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European"


  1. stereotype(Noun)

    A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

  2. stereotype(Noun)

    A person who is regarded as embodying or conforming to a set image or type.

  3. stereotype(Noun)

    A metal printing plate cast from a matrix moulded from a raised printing surface.

  4. stereotype(Verb)

    : To make a stereotype of someone or something, or characterize someone by a stereotype.

  5. stereotype(Verb)

    : To print from a stereotype.

  6. Origin: Derived from stéréotype.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stereotype(noun)

    a plate forming an exact faximile of a page of type or of an engraving, used in printing books, etc.; specifically, a plate with type-metal face, used for printing

  2. Stereotype(noun)

    the art or process of making such plates, or of executing work by means of them

  3. Stereotype(verb)

    to prepare for printing in stereotype; to make the stereotype plates of; as, to stereotype the Bible

  4. Stereotype(verb)

    fig.: To make firm or permanent; to fix

  5. Origin: [Stereo- + -type: cf. F. strotype.]


  1. Stereotype

    A stereotype is a thought that may be adopted about specific types of individuals or certain ways of doing things, but that belief may or may not accurately reflect reality. However, this is only a fundamental psychological definition of a stereotype. Within and across different psychology disciplines, there are different concepts and theories of stereotyping that provide their own expanded definition. Some of these definitions share commonalities, though each one may also harbor unique aspects that may complement or contradict the others.

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