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stereotype

 [ster´e-o-tīp″]
an exaggerated, generalized, oversimplified belief or image, often concerning a group, an individual, or a form of behavior.

stereotype

[stir′ē·ətīp]
Etymology: Gk, stereos + typos, mark
a generalization about a form of behavior, an individual, or a group.

stereotype

Neurology Stereotypy, see there Vox populi A preconceived and oversimplified idea of the characteristics which make up a person. See Sexual stereotype, Skid row stereotype.

stereotype,

n a generalization about a form of behavior, an individual, or a group.
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While none of us like to think we're speedy stereotypers, most of us tend to have mental images of what people with certain specific interests or issues are supposed to look like.
In other words, the narratives mirrored a mythology ingrained more in the minds of stereotypers than in Frazier's work.
911 (1957), even in light of the Frankfurter dissent); Newark Stereotypers Union No.
Photos have been manipulated in darkrooms and by stereotypers for reproduction in newspapers and magazines since the first images appeared.
All four unions--the printers (ITU), the pressmen, the stereotypers, and the guild--were asked to give up restrictive manning provisions, and in the guild agreement the owners wanted elimination of clauses that interfered with what they deemed to be managerial prerogatives, such as the clause requiring the publication of an all-day newspaper for the life of the contract.
5) The closure of Winnipeg's three daily papers began on May 16 with the walkout by all stereotypers and Webb pressmen.
How absurd to suggest I "change [my] approach" to avoid being "labeled and stereotyped" in order to be taken "seriously" by the labelers and stereotypers, whom I criticize for doing just that
Buy-outs for employees with lifetime job guarantees (members of the Printers and some of the Stereotypers and Photoengravers) reportedly were set at $50,000 and buy-outs for other bargaining unit employees at $40,000.
DeVito worked at the Chicago Daily News' pressroom and later became an officer of the Stereotypers Union, which represented platemakers.
Under this model, each of the major crafts in the industry--compositors, stereotypers, platemakers, and press operators--maintains its own union organization and apprenticeship program.
For the workers with lifetime job guarantees - printers, stereotypers and photoengravers - the offer was $50,000.
James Grottola, president of the typographers' union, representing 200 members with lifetime job guarantees who had worked through the strike, said Maxwell agreed to honor the job guarantees of typographers, stereotypers and photoengravers but offered them larger voluntary buyouts of $50,000.