Types (character used for printing).



  • A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class.
  • An individual considered typical of its class, one regarded as typifying a certain profession, environment, etc.
  • An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment.
  • A letter or character used for printing, historically a cast or engraved block.
  • Something, often a specimen, selected as an objective anchor to connect a scientific name to a taxon; this need not be representative or typical.
  • Preferred sort of person; sort of person that one is attracted to.
  • A blood group.
  • A word that occurs in a text or corpus irrespective of how many times it occurs, as opposed to a token.
  • An event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly an Old Testament event linked to Christian times.
  • A tag attached to variables and values used in determining which kinds of value can be used in which situations; a data type.
  • The original object, or class of objects, scene, face, or conception, which becomes the subject of a copy; especially, the design on the face of a medal or a coin.
  • A simple compound, used as a mode or pattern to which other compounds are conveniently regarded as being related, and from which they may be actually or theoretically derived.
  • A part of the partition of the object domain of a logical theory (which due to the existence of such partition, would be called a typed theory). (Note: this corresponds to the notion of "data type" in computing theory.)



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  • From Middle English type, from Latin typus, from Ancient Greek τύπος, from τύπτω.

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