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STEREOTYPE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stereotype mean? 

STEREOTYPE (noun)
  The noun STEREOTYPE has 1 sense:

1. a conventional or formulaic conception or image

  Familiarity information: STEREOTYPE used as a noun is very rare.


STEREOTYPE (verb)
  The verb STEREOTYPE has 1 sense:

1. treat or classify according to a mental stereotype

  Familiarity information: STEREOTYPE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STEREOTYPE (noun)


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Meaning:

A conventional or formulaic conception or image

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

regional stereotypes have been part of America since its founding

Hypernyms ("stereotype" is a kind of...):

internal representation; mental representation; representation (a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image)


STEREOTYPE (verb)


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Meaning:

Treat or classify according to a mental stereotype

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

stereotype; pigeonhole; stamp

Context example:

I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European

Hypernyms (to "stereotype" is one way to...):

assort; class; classify; separate; sort; sort out (arrange or order by classes or categories)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


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