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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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The pre-block rule screen presented Rule A or B (e.g., "Please respond as if men have more stereotypically masculine traits and women more stereotypically feminine traits") and reiterated the task instructions:
First, engaging with princess culture seemed to have positive effects on boys, counterbalancing some of the stereotypically aggressive messages found in media targeting male children.
Behaviourist Dr Sandra McCune said: "It's clear that while cats are stereotypically viewed as independent and mysterious creatures, they do share a special bond with owners, just as a lion cub would do with its mother in the wild."
It was so easy to point the finger at the blazer-wearing establishment officials, who would be stereotypically ensconced in their gentlemen's clubs swilling port and hidden behind their favourite broadsheet papers - you know, the ones who were behind the Times.
Approached while he was working outdoors in the stereotypically male marketplace, Joseph registers surprise with upraised arms.
Except for this series and the arrival of the Barries, a Liverpool family so stereotypically awful they make me cringe.
In 2010, Joey Roth wowed gadget freaks everywhere with a pair of speakers made from porcelain, cork, and stainless steel, transforming a stereotypically plastic eyesore into a sculptural centerpiece.
Although women feature strongly in Arthurian legend they often do so stereotypically and are never women of action.
The Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster has long been considered a 'woman's car', stereotypically bought as a plaything for bored wives and hairdressers.
We predicted that the majority of preadolescents would choose stereotypically male or neutral occupations rather than stereotypically female occupations because stereotypically female occupations are considered to be of lower status in U.S.
This was not the stereotypically fun Silicon Valley work environment.
Although manga (comics) and anime are prominently mentioned in the subtitle, such stereotypically "geeky" subjects actually occupy only a minority of the discussion, which includes explorations of traditional arts and disciplines, the social character and values of Japanese people, society and daily life, workplace issues, and tourism.