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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stereotype  \Ste"re*o*type\,  n.  [Stereo-  +  -type:  cf  F. 
  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. 
  Note:  A  stereotype,  or  stereotypr  plate,  is  made  by  setting 
  movable  type  as  for  ordinary  printing;  from  these  a 
  cast  is  taken  in  plaster  of  Paris,  paper  pulp,  or  the 
  like  and  upon  this  cast  melted  type  metal  is  poured, 
  which  when  hardened,  makes  a  solid  page  or  column, 
  from  which  the  impression  is  taken  as  from  type 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stereotype  \Ste"re*o*type\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stereotyped}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Stereotyping}.]  [Cf.  F.  st['e]r['e]otyper.] 
  1.  To  prepare  for  printing  in  stereotype;  to  make  the 
  stereotype  plates  of  as  to  stereotype  the  Bible. 
  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). 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  conventional  or  formulaic  conception  or  image:  "regional 
  stereotypes  have  been  part  of  America  since  its  founding" 
  v  :  treat  or  classify  according  to  a  mental  stereotype;  "I  was 
  stereotyped  as  a  lazy  Southern  European"  [syn:  {pigeonhole}, 

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