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type

Definitions

  • Yanks with French Type of Anti-Aircraft
    Yanks with French Type of Anti-Aircraft
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v type identify as belonging to a certain type "Such people can practically be typed"
    • v type write by means of a keyboard with types "type the acceptance letter, please"
    • n type a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper "he dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up"
    • n type a subdivision of a particular kind of thing "what type of sculpture do you prefer?"
    • n type all of the tokens of the same symbol "the word `element' contains five different types of character"
    • n type printed characters "small type is hard to read"
    • n type (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon
    • n type a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities) "a real character","a strange character","a friendly eccentric","the capable type","a mental case"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Senegalaise types Senegalaise types
Belgian Types Belgian Types
French Colonial Types French Colonial Types
Types of English Beauty Types of English Beauty
Caxton's earliest Woodcut. Headline in Type 3 Caxton's earliest Woodcut. Headline in Type 3
Fell' Types Fell' Types
Junius' Types Junius' Types
Old-faced Type Old-faced Type

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are over 500 different types of bananas
    • Type A figure or representation of something to come; a token; a sign; a symbol; -- correlative to antitype. "A type is no longer a type when the thing typified comes to be actually exhibited."
    • Type A general form or structure common to a number of individuals; hence, the ideal representation of a species, genus, or other group, combining the essential characteristics; an animal or plant possessing or exemplifying the essential characteristics of a species, genus, or other group. Also, a group or division of animals having a certain typical or characteristic structure of body maintained within the group.
    • Type (Typog) A raised letter, figure, accent, or other character, cast in metal or cut in wood, used in printing.
    • Type A simple compound, used as a model or pattern to which other compounds are conveniently regarded as being related, and from which they may be actually or theoretically derived.
    • Type Form or character impressed; style; semblance. "Thy father bears the type of king of Naples."
    • Type (Typog) Such letters or characters, in general, or the whole quantity of them used in printing, spoken of collectively; any number or mass of such letters or characters, however disposed.
    • Type That which possesses or exemplifies characteristic qualities; the representative.
    • Type The mark or impression of something; stamp; impressed sign; emblem. "The faith they have in tennis, and tall stockings,
      Short blistered breeches, and those types of travel."
    • Type The original object, or class of objects, scene, face, or conception, which becomes the subject of a copy; esp., the design on the face of a medal or a coin.
    • Type To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify. "Let us type them now in our own lives."
    • Type To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes
    • n type The four types first recognized and frequently referred to, namely, hydrochloric acid, water, ammonia, and marsh-gas, simply represent the first four degrees of valence, monad, dyad, triad, and tetrad.
    • type To use a type-writer.
    • n type A distinguishing mark or sign; a classifying stamp or emblem; a mark or an object serving for a symbol or an index, or anything that indicates office, occupation, or character.
    • n type Something that has a representative or symbolical significance; an emblem, or an emblematic instance.
    • n type Specifically, a prefigurement; aforeshadowing of, or that which foreshows, some reality to come, which is called the antitype; particularly, in theology, a person, thing, or event in the Old Testament regarded as foreshowing or betokening a corresponding reality of the new dispensation; a prophetic similitude: as, the paschal lamb is the type of Christ (who is the antitype).
    • n type A characteristic embodiment; a definitive example or standard; an exemplar; a pattern; a model.
    • n type A representative style, mode, or structure; a characteristic assemblage of particulars or qualities.
    • n type In biology, specifically, a main division of the animal or vegetable kingdom; a sub-kingdom, branch, phylum, or province. Thus, Leuckart divided animals into the six types Cœenterata, Echinodermata Vermes, Artftropoda, Mollusca, and Vertebrata (the protozoans not being treated). The vegetable kingdom is similarly divided into main groups called types of vegetation; and in general, in any department of biology, type is predicable of the structure or morphological character of a division or group of any grade in taxonomy, down to the species itself, as compared with another group of its own grade; as, a family type; a generic type. (See type genus, type species, type specimen, and unity of type, below.) The term has both a concrete or material sense, in its application to actually embodied form, and an ideal sense, as applied to form in the abstract See archetype, prototype, antetype.
    • n type A model or style that serves as a guide; a general plan or standard for the doing of anything; especially, in the arts, the plan, idea, or conception upon which anything is modeled or according to which any work is executed.
    • n type A right-angled prism-shaped piece of metal or wood, having for its face a letter or character (usually in high relief), adapted for use in letterpress printing; collectively, the assemblage of the stamped characters used for printing; types inthe aggregate. Types of wood are of large size, and are now used only for posting-bills. Types for books or newspapers are of founded metal, (See type-metal, matrix, and mold.) In Great Britain the standard height of type is 9166 inch; in the United States it is variable, from. 9166 to 9186 inch. French and German types are higher. The features of type are face, counter, stem (thick stroke, or body-mark), hair-line, serif, neck or beard, shonlder, body or shank, pin-mark, nick, feet, groove. (See cut below.) The names of printing-types, given in an increasing scale as to size, are excelsior, brilliant, diamond, pearl, agate or ruby, nonpareil (the type in which this is printed), emerald or minionette, minion, brevier (the larger size of type used throughout this dictionary), bourgeois, long primer, small pica, pica, English, two-line brevier, great primer, paragon, double small pica, double pica, double English, double great primer, meridian or trafalgar, and canon. All sizes larger than canon are named by the regular multiples of pica, as five-line pica, six-line pica. The smaller sizes are or should be graded so that each size will be doubled in its seventh progression. (See point, 14.) The names here given define the dimensions of the bodies only. The faces or styles of types most used are roman and italic, which form the text of all books in English. Antique, gothic, clarendon, and black-letter are approved styles for display. The type for headings of entries in this dictionary and for phrase-headings is antique condensed. Ornamental types are too irregular for classification. Of each style many varieties are made, which are usually labeled with a special name. Roman types are broadly divided into two classes, modern and old-style. The leading forms of modern roman are broad-face, Scotch-face, French-face, thin face, bold-face. Old-style types are reproductions of the styles of early printers: the Caslon and the Baskerville (English styles), of the eighteenth century; the French and the Elzevir, of the seventeenth century; and the Basle, or early Italian, of the sixteenth century. The shapes of types as to width are defined by the following names: up to standard is a type of which the lower-case alphabet measures 12 ems or squares of its own body from bourgeois to pica, or more than 12 ems for the smaller sizes (on newspapers the standards for widths of types range from 14 to 17 ems for the alphabet); lean or lean-faced type is a name applied to types slightly below the standard; condensed type is seriously below the standard (see condensed); extra-condensed and elongated are of unusual thinness; fat letter or fat-faced is slightly wider than the standard; expanded is still wider; extended is of unusual breadth. The Roman types for book-and newspaper-work are in three series: capitals or upper-case, A, B, C, D; small capitals, A, B, C, D; lower-case, a, b, c, d, sometimes called small letters, or minuscules. A two-line type is a capital of the face height of two lines of its accompanying text A double type is the height of two bodies of the size specified by its name. Copper-faced type is type covered on its face only with a thin coat of copper by an electrotyper's battery. White-faced type or barefaced type is type uncoppered: so called to distinguish it from the coppered, or to specify type that is new and that has never been covered with ink. Nickeled type is type plated on its face with nickel. Bastard type is a type with a face too large or too small for its body. Type-high is of the standard height of type. Type high to paper is above the standard of height. High-bodied type is a type with too high shoulders. American type-founders apportion the characters of a font, or complete collection of characters, by weight. In a font of 1,000 pounds there are of roman lower-case 514 pounds; capitals, 86; small capitals, 20; figures, 40; points, 28; spaces, 85; quadrats, 122; fractions, 5; italic lower-case, 73; italic capitals, 23; sundries, 4—total 1,000 pounds. The numbers of the types of ordinary width in 800 pounds of pica roman are as follows:
    • n type In numismatics, the principal device or subject on the obverse and reverse of a coin or medal. For example, on sovereigns of Queen Victoria the head of the queen is the obverse type and the group of St. George and the Dragon the reverse type.
    • n type In chem., a fundamental chemical compound which represents the structure of a large number of other and more complex compounds. Hydrochloric acid (HCl), water (H2O), ammonia (NH3), and marsh-gas (CH4) are the four types, or typical compounds, which have been most employed.
    • n type In church hist., an edict of the emperor Constans II., issued in 648. The Type (superseding the Ecthesis) forbade all discussion of the question whether there are in Christ two wills and two operations or energies, or only one will and one operation.
    • n type In mathematics, a succession of symbols susceptible of + and—signs.
    • n type upon the face of the generic diagnosis originally made, or
    • n type upon the specific contents—that is, upon the species actually grouped under the generic name. Nearly all the older genera were made more comprehensive than modern genera are allowed to be, and have been restricted by reference of nearly all (often of all but one) of their usually numerous species to other genera; yet a generic name once established upon any species must always rest upon some (one or more) species; hence the occasion and the necessity for the determination of the type species in every such case. This has been done mainly in three ways.
    • n type The first species given by an author in the list of the species of his genus is arbitrarily assumed to be his type species. But this is a mere convention, which often becomes an absurdity.
    • n type The species which agrees best with the author's diagnosis of his genus is selected as the type species. This is reasonable, but it is at best a matter of opinion, and opinions differ enough to unsettle the whole system of nomenclature if each is to be allowed its own full weight.
    • n type The most feasible and only safe procedure is to consider that species to be the type species which has as a matter of fact been left in the original genus from which the other species have been successively detached to form new genera; or, if there be more than one left, to choose the best-known, that being almost always the one which has oftenest borne the original generic name, and hence is most closely identified with it. For example: Let there be a Linnean genus Aba, with 3 species, A: oca, A. ada, and A, aga; let A. ada and A. aga have been detached as types respectively of two new genera; then A. aca remains as the type species of the original genus Aba, in its now restricted sense. This rule is applicable with force and precision to thousands of questionable cases; and its observance, together with insistence upon the fundamental law of priority, tends to the utmost attainable fixity of zoological and botanical nomenclature.
    • n type Synonyms Image, shadow, adumbration, prophecy.
    • n type Symbol, etc. See emblem.
    • n type Prototype, archetype, standard form.
    • type To exhibit or constitute a type of; typify.
    • type To reproduce in type, or by impression from types, as with a type-writer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Macaroni, Gentoo, Chinstrap and Emperor are types of penguins.
    • n Type tīp a mark or figure struck or stamped upon something: an emblem or figure of something to come, esp. the foreshadowing in the Old Testament of something realised in the New (the antitype): an exemplar, pattern: a representative style, model: the principal device on a coin or medal: a model in nature made the subject of a copy:
    • v.t Type to constitute a type of: to reproduce in type: to typify
    • n Type tīp (nat. hist.) that which combines best the characteristics of a group: the order in which the symptoms of a disease exhibit themselves: a chemical compound which represents the composition and structure of many more complex compounds, esp. Gerhardt's four types—hydrochloric acid, water, ammonia, and marsh-gas: a piece of metal, wood, or other material, on one end of which is cast or engraved a character, sign, &c. used in printing (the sizes are designated by different names in respect of their body—i.e. the depths of the face which comes in contact with the ink plus the bevel and beard. Again, differences in width render the type fat or lean, or, if strongly marked, extended or condensed; differences in style or face are endless—Roman and Italic compose the text of all books in English; Antique (1), Gothic (2), Clarendon (3), and Black-letter (4) are approved styles for display. In America types are designated according to the number of 'points' of which the body consists. The point is 1⁄12 of a Pica; Nonpareil would accordingly be called six points. On the Continent the point is 1⁄12 of a Cicero, a body between Pica and English): the whole types used in printing
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The first thing the secretary types is the boss.”
  • Isaac Asimov
    Isaac%20Asimov
    “When asked what he would do if he only had six months to live: Type faster.”
  • Ivern Ball
    Ivern Ball
    “He's the type who makes mountains out of molehills and then sells climbing equipment.”
  • William James Mayo
    William James Mayo
    “Given one well-trained physician of the highest type he will do better work for a thousand people than ten specialists.”
  • Mark Sullivan
    Mark Sullivan
    “The more characteristic American hero in the earlier day, and the more beloved type at all times, was not the hustler but the whittler.”
  • Frederick L. Collins
    Frederick L. Collins
    “There are two types of people. Those we who come into a room and say, Well, here I am! and those who come in and say, Ah, there you are.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. type,; cf. It. tipo, from L. typus, a figure, image, a form, type, character, Gr. ty`pos the mark of a blow, impression, form of character, model, from the root of ty`ptein to beat, strike; cf. Skr. tup, to hurt
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. type—L. typus—Gr. typostyptein, to strike.

Usage

In literature:

There's one type of hearing aid that's built into glasses, you know.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
This type may wear all the above colors, adding to them all the browns and purples.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
This type of culvert is shown in Fig.
"American Rural Highways" by T. R. Agg
A feature which distinguishes this type is that the seeds are covered with two kinds of fibre, a long and short, the latter being very dense.
"The Story of the Cotton Plant" by Frederick Wilkinson
Neither type was specifically trained for teaching in colleges or elsewhere.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
Two types with sealed glass jars are made, these being the Delco Light Type, and the Exide type.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Had the Confederacy possessed but a few submarines of modern type this situation could not have persisted.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
As an example of this type we might mention Rose Sch.
"Benign Stupors" by August Hoch
The universe, animals, men, are all human types, evolved, or unfolded, or revealed, in the human mind.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
No man's conversion ever makes him depart from his type, but be true to his type.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
Other types do these more or less temperamental things but they do not do them as frequently nor on as short notice as this type.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
The horse is a type to which all individual horses tend to conform; they pass away, but the type remains.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Let me illustrate by an example in which the hybrid standing between two types overlaps them both.
"A Critique of the Theory of Evolution" by Thomas Hunt Morgan
This type of Fuligo is very different from the preceding in form, habit, and color.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Now, however, the informal type replaces the stiff, formal quilled flowers of that period.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
These quantities vary in different types of engines, but in the absence of more specific data the values in Table III will be found useful.
"Steam Engines" by Anonymous
It is probably the best extant witness to the type of Greek text which was in use in Italy at an early time.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
But the type is changing.
"The Lighter Side of School Life" by Ian Hay
The school possesses nine hangars, of which three are Bessonneau type, three wooden, and three metal.
"Jane's All the World's Aircraft" by Various
These types originated the names comb back and fan back, by which Windsor chairs of these types are known.
"Colonial Homes and Their Furnishings" by Mary H. Northend
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In poetry:

and there's another
type. I've met them at their country
places (don't ask me what I was doing there because
I don't know).
"O, We Are The Outcasts" by Charles Bukowski
Glorious type of heav'nly grace !
Thus Christ the Lord appears;
While sinners curse, the Savior prays,
And pities them with tears.
"Psalm XXXV: Now Plead My Cause, Almighty God" by Isaac Watts
O glorious type of heav'nly grace!
Thus Christ the Lord appears;
While sinners curse, the Savior prays,
And pities them with tears.
"Psalm 35 part 2" by Isaac Watts
"Thy seed shall make all nations blest,"
(Said the Almighty voice,)
"And Canaan's land shall be their rest,
The type of heav'nly joys."
"PSALM 105 Abridged" by Isaac Watts
Whereof the man, that with me trod
This planet, was a noble type
Appearing ere the times were ripe,
That friend of mine who lives in God,
"In Memoriam 131: O Living Will That Shalt Endure" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
A pleasing type of all the change
Permitted to our eyes to see,
When she herself is free to range
Throughout the realm her rule makes free.
"The Progress Of The Rose" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

In this type of bullying, students are forced by other students to eat items they are allergic to.
Event C-Coordinator Kay Rodriguez talks about the different types of alpacas that you can see at the event.
With so much at stake, Red Bull stuck with the type they had used since Monza without trouble only for Webber to pay the price.
Face it — a bike store crammed with toned riders and their skinny bikes can be intimidating for the "Wow, I like to bike" types.
I'm eating everything — people think I'm not eating — and I'm eating McDonald's at 3AM type and it's an issue.
There are two types of early adopters: geeky technology buffs and artsy creative types.
Is there a type of music or type of playing you can do only with Béla .
Location Name Type District_Drescription House # Pre Dir Street_Name ST Type Unit # City Zipcode.
Jaguar F-Type Revealed Video The Jaguar F-Type is revelead in this video courtesy Jaguar.
Could anyone give me any info on the type of hunt I could expect, ie overcrowding,type of terrain,number of birds,etc.
Project type, building type: New construction, hotel.
Investment Business Type: Mortgage and Real Estate Business Type: Other.
Other Business Type: Investment Business Type: Mortgage and Real Estate .
Project type, building type: System overhaul, manufacturing.
As with any type of fashion some styles are fitting (literally) for certain types of people and Yoga pants are no exception.
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In science:

For instance, a product of a type P symmetry with a type C, Q or K symmetry is again a type C, Q or K .
A Classification of Non-Hermitian Random Matrices
In other words, we exhibit a simple (non type I) C ∗ -algebras that neither corresponds to a type II1 or to a type III factor.
A simple C*-algebra with a finite and an infinite projection
The type TU(τ ) models type-unifying strategies where all types are mapped to τ .
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Typing judgements The principal judgement of the type system is the type judgement for strategies.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
As for s1 + s2, the result type coincides with the argument types, and hence, type preservation is implied by the IH.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
In the typing rule [extend], we check if the actual type π ′ of s in s  π is an instance of the type π for the planned extension.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
The typing rule for ⊥ states that every type is mapped to the most trivial type (cf. [void]).
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Using intersection types, we say that a function f is of type a ∩ b if f can play the role of both an element of type a and of type b.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
A strategy of type TA(τ ) takes a pair hx, ai where x can be of any term type and a is of type τ, and it returns the resulting value a′ of type τ .
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Then, the type scheme TE(τ ) denotes all strategies that take a pair hx, ei where x can be of any term type and e is of type τ, and it returns a resulting term x′ .
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
The Whitney sum of two bundle systems of Arnold-Givental type still has Arnold-Givental type and hence one can consider the K -group KAG (X ) of bundle systems of Arnold-Givental type over X .
The Arnold-Givental conjecture and moment Floer homology
In both cases, Type 1 and Type 2, there exists an element b ∈ G+ such that bp = ∆2 and b generates H (take b = a if H is of Type 1, and b = a µ(a) if H is of Type 2).
Artin groups of spherical type up to isomorphism
Under the stronger assumption that k contains a semisimple regular element of g, we prove that any simple (g, k)-module with generic minimal k-type is necessarily of finite type, and hence obtain a reconstruction theorem for a class of simple (g, k)-modules which can a priori have infinite type.
Generalized Harish-Chandra modules with generic minimal $\frak k$-type
The anisotropic kernel in each type is the anisotropic group of the type described by the Dynkin diagram obtained by removing the special vertices denoted by •. A group of type F4 of split rank i is denoted by F4,i, for i = 0, 1, 4.
Arithmetic of algebraic groups
Following the notation in Csisz´ar and K¨orner, let px denote the type of a sequence x ∈ X N (px is an empirical p.m.f. over X ) and Tx the type class associated with px, i.e., the set of all sequences of type px .
Capacity and Random-Coding Exponents for Channel Coding with Side Information
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