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type

 [tīp]
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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Leave the body copy in regular type, and put titles in italics.
It is customary to use left alignment for titles, body copy, and bullets.
Follow it with the headline and then the body copy.
The second experimental advertisement changed only the headline to add the power word where appropriate, while leaving the body copy unchanged.
The Generis[R] Serif typeface from the Linotype collection is used for headlines and Neue Frutiger is used in the body copy.
Contract notice for Supply of 24 units of new passenger cars in the body copy pickup, station wagon, sedan and suv with spark-ignition engines respectively.
However, I have some reservations when it comes to the font used for the body copy.
The only change I would suggest is taking the "Type W" tagline out of the top blue bar and put it at the end of the body copy instead.
For each product or service you offer, Find three to five subject lines that work best with essentially the same body copy.
A second volume of poetry, Body Copy, will appear in 2013, along with a memoir, Reading Slowly at the End of Time.
They then created Web pages and more than 60 email versions with custom subject lines and body copy that were sent to approximately one million Wyndham Rewards members in the U.
The body copy elaborates: "After using social media to reach 140,000 subscribers in just two years, Divya needed her cash to flow as rapidly as her company was growing.