Stereotype

Definition of Stereotype

Ste´re`o`type
n.1.A plate forming an exact faximile of a page of type or of an engraving, used in printing books, etc.; specifically, a plate with type-metal face, used for printing.
2.The art or process of making such plates, or of executing work by means of them.
Stereotype block
a block, usually of wood, to which a stereotype plate is attached while being used in printing.
v. t.1.To prepare for printing in stereotype; to make the stereotype plates of; as, to stereotype the Bible.
[imp. & p. p. Stereotyped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stereotyping .]
2.Fig.: To make firm or permanent; to fix.
Powerful causes tending to stereotype and aggravate the poverty of old conditions.
- Duke of Argyll (1887).

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