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type

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the general or prevailing character of any particular case, such as of a disease, person, or substance.
type A a behavior pattern characterized by excessive competitiveness and aggressiveness. See type A behavior.
asthenic type a constitutional type marked by a slender body, long neck, long, flat chest and abdomen, and poor muscular development.
athletic type a constitutional type marked by broad shoulders, deep chest, flat abdomen, thick neck, and good muscular development.
blood type
2. the phenotype of an individual with respect to a blood group system.
body type (constitutional type) a constellation of traits related to body build.
phage type a subgroup of a bacterial species susceptible to a particular bacteriophage and demonstrated by phage typing. Called also lysotype and phagotype.
pyknic type a constitutional type marked by rounded body, large chest, thick shoulders, broad head, and short neck.

body type

the general physical appearance of an individual human body. Three commonly used terms for body types are ectomorph, describing a thin, fragile physique; endomorph, denoting a round, soft body; and mesomorph, indicating a muscular, athletic body of average size. See also asthenic habitus, athletic habitus, ectomorph, endomorph, mesomorph, pyknic.

body type

Fringe endocrinology
A hypothesis advanced in 1983 by an American physician, Elliot Abravanel, MD, that a person’s body type is a function of the dominant endocrine organ, and that each type of person craves and overeats certain foods in an effort to stimulate that organ; according to this hypothesis, there are various forms of obesity and the role of the physician treating obesity is to determine the patient’s body type and tailor a diet and exercise plan that addresses the person’s body type.

body type

Classification of the human body according to muscle and fat distribution.
See: ectomorph; endomorph; mesomorph; somatotype
See also: type
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The body copy elsewhere is in Mercury Text, designed by Hoefler & Frere-Jones as a high-performance typeface for the newspaper industry.
We noted further text in the body copy stated "Specsavers employs more qualified optometrists" but we again considered this could have been misinterpreted to mean that they employed optometrists who were more qualified rather than they employed a larger number of qualified optometrists.
Body copy is often set in 12 points, which is often too large for two-or-three column newsletters.
Nonetheless, the ASA has told Sainsbury that where it is featuring a promotional price it must also make its standard price clearly visible in the body copy of the ad, rather than in smaller print at the bottom.
We changed the body copy from a sans serif to a serif face; my longtime friend and sometimes critic Don Ranley will concur that studies have shown that the shapes of serif type are more nuanced and thus easier and quicker for the eye to recognize.
If you don't need to share this kind of information, this pen probably isn't what you're looking for--although it will leave you eagerly anticipating upcoming versions that might translate the full body copy to text.
The Recycling Today format that debuts in the March 2003 issue offers readers clearly defined text areas, a crisp body copy font, upgraded chart formats in the commodity departments and a revised color palette.
It provides comprehensive e-mail content-filtering that checks subject line, body copy and attachments inclusive of wireless applications, securiQ is a modular, server-based application that addresses the full continuum of e-mail security concerns related to legal liability, information security and business uptime.
Using candid, ivory-washed black-and-white photographs, the ads present people in joyous situations -- a beaming wedding party, a child on Christmas morning -- while the body copy relays the sentiments associated with the image shown.
Pay attention to elements such as the headline, subhead, body copy, demographic information, photos, and artwork.
We've also bumped up the size of the body copy in features and columns by a half point for enhanced readability and enlarged the Wood & Wood Products logo on the cover.
It gets worse, said Men, when applied to newspapers' multiple typefaces and type sizes for everything from headlines to agate statistics to body copy set in small type with tight leading.