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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ste·reo·type /ˈstɛriəˌtaɪp, ˈstɪr-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ste·reo·type /ˈstɛrɪəˌtaɪp, ˈstɪr-/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ste·re·o·type, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stereotyped p. pr. & vb. n. Stereotyping ]
 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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,