- A number of people or things having in common traits or characteristics that distinguish them as a group or class. (noun)
- The general character or structure held in common by a number of people or things considered as a group or class. (noun)
- A person or thing having the features of a group or class. (noun)
- An example or a model having the ideal features of a group or class; an embodiment: "He was the perfect type of a military dandy” ( Joyce Cary). (noun)
- A person regarded as exemplifying a particular profession, rank, or social group: a group of executive types; a restaurant frequented by tourist types. (noun)
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