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


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·typed a.
 1. Formed into, or printed from, stereotype plates.
 2. Fig.: Formed in a fixed, unchangeable manner; as, stereotyped opinions.
    Our civilization, with its stereotyped ways and smooth conventionalities.   --J. C. Shairp.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality;
            "stereotyped phrases of condolence"; "even his
            profanity was unimaginative" [syn: stereotypic, stereotypical,