Definition of "stereotypes" []

  • A method of producing cast-metal printing plates from a mould made from a forme of type matter in papier-mâché or some other material (noun)
  • The plate so made (noun)
  • An idea, trait, convention, etc, that has grown stale through fixed usage (noun)
  • A set of inaccurate, simplistic generalizations about a group that allows others to categorize them and treat them accordingly (noun)
  • To make a stereotype of (verb)
  • To print from a stereotype (verb)
  • To impart a fixed usage or convention to (verb)
  • Plural form of stereotype. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "stereotypes" in a sentence
  • "Lippmann (1922), for example, used the term stereotypes to describe our stock of mental images."
  • "One of the stereotypes is assumption that females are not competitive."
  • "Perry has dealt in stereotypes and rude humor, with a side order of sanctimony."
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