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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

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.
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Brian worked for the Western Mail and Echo for 28 years as a stereotyper at Thomson House, before taking early retirement.
LEO CHRISTENSEN, 68, a stereotyper for The New York Times in Edison, N.J., and a member of the New York Stereotypers Union, died Jan.
Working as a stereotyper for the Western Mail and Echo in the days of the hot metal press, Brian realised the newspapers had a rich archive of photographs and information on Cardiff.
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.
The stereotyper curves the mat against a metal roller, bakes it and pours molten lead into its mold.
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.
The stereotypers become resistant to counter-evidence.