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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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The tales they told me when I worked as a stereotyper in the bowels of the building - or foundry, as our department was known - would never be repeated in a family newspaper.
Brian, 70, used to work as a stereotyper in the Western Mail & Echo before finishing in the 1980s.
He later became an apprentice at the Tudor Works in Cardiff, and then transferred to the Western Mail & Echo foundry in Westgate Street, where he worked as a stereotyper in the days of hot metal printing.
I was a stereotyper in the foundry and used to make the platelets on the printing press,' he said.
I decided to do it because, although there had been several guides about Cardiff's pubs, nobody had ever really done a book on it before,' said Brian, who spent 28 years as a stereotyper at the Western Mail and Echo during his working life.