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Meaning of TYPE

Pronunciation:  tIp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper; "he dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up"
  2. [n]  a subdivision of a particular kind of thing; "what type of sculpture do you prefer?"
  3. [n]  all of the tokens of the same symbol; "the word `element' contains five different types of character"
  4. [n]  printed characters; "small type is hard to read"
  5. [n]  (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon
  6. [n]  a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case"
  7. [v]  identify as belonging to a certain type; "Such people can practically be typed"
  8. [v]  write by means of a typewriter

TYPE is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: case, character, eccentric, typecast, typewrite
 Antonyms: antitype
 See Also: adult, backspace, block, character, double-space, face, font, form, fount, grapheme, graphic symbol, grownup, identify, kind, nature, quad, sort, space, symbol, taxon, taxonomic group, touch-type, triple-space, type family, typeface, variant, variation, variety, version, write



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \-type\ [See {Type}, n.]
    A combining form signifying impressed form; stamp; print;
    type; typical form; representative; as in stereotype
    phototype, ferrotype, monotype.
  2. \Type\, n. [F. type; cf. It. tipo, from L. typus a figure,
    image, a form, type, character, Gr. ? the mark of a blow,
    impression, form of character, model, from the root of ? to
    beat, strike; cf. Skr. tup to hurt.]
    1. The mark or impression of something; stamp; impressed
       sign; emblem.
             The faith they have in tennis, and tall stockings,
             Short blistered breeches, and those types of travel.
    2. Form or character impressed; style; semblance.
             Thy father bears the type of king of Naples. --Shak.
    3. A figure or representation of something to come; a token;
       a sign; a symbol; -- correlative to antitype.
             A type is no longer a type when the thing typified
             comes to be actually exhibited.       --South.
    4. That which possesses or exemplifies characteristic
       qualities; the representative. Specifically:
       (a) (Biol.) A general form or structure common to a number
           of individuals; hence, the ideal representation of a
           species, genus, or other group, combining the
           essential characteristics; an animal or plant
           possessing or exemplifying the essential
           characteristics of a species, genus, or other group.
           Also, a group or division of animals having a certain
           typical or characteristic structure of body maintained
           within the group.
                 Since the time of Cuvier and Baer . . . the
                 whole animal kingdom has been universally held
                 to be divisible into a small number of main
                 divisions or types.               --Haeckel.
       (b) (Fine Arts) The original object, or class of objects,
           scene, face, or conception, which becomes the subject
           of a copy; esp., the design on the face of a medal or
           a coin.
       (c) (Chem.) A simple compound, used as a mode or pattern
           to which other compounds are conveniently regarded as
           being related, and from which they may be actually or
           theoretically derived.
    Note: The fundamental types used to express the simplest and
          most essential chemical relations are hydrochloric
          acid, {HCl}; water, {H2O}; ammonia, {NH3}; and methane,
    5. (Typog.)
       (a) A raised letter, figure, accent, or other character,
           cast in metal or cut in wood, used in printing.
       (b) Such letters or characters, in general, or the whole
           quantity of them used in printing, spoken of
           collectively; any number or mass of such letters or
           characters, however disposed.
    Note: Type are mostly made by casting type metal in a mold,
          though some of the larger sizes are made from maple,
          mahogany, or boxwood. In the cut, a is the body; b, the
          face, or part from which the impression is taken; c,
          the shoulder, or top of the body; d, the nick
          (sometimes two or more are made), designed to assist
          the compositor in distinguishing the bottom of the face
          from the top; e, the groove made in the process of
          finishing, -- each type as cast having attached to the
          bottom of the body a jet, or small piece of metal
          (formed by the surplus metal poured into the mold),
          which, when broken off, leaves a roughness that
          requires to be removed. The fine lines at the top and
          bottom of a letter are technically called ceriphs, and
          when part of the face projects over the body, as in the
          letter f, the projection is called a kern. The type
          which compose an ordinary book font consist of Roman
          CAPITALS, small capitals, and lower-case letters, and
          Italic CAPITALS and lower-case letters, with
          accompanying figures, points, and reference marks, --
          in all about two hundred characters. Including the
          various modern styles of fancy type, some three or four
          hundred varieties of face are made. Besides the
          ordinary Roman and Italic, some of the most important
          of the varieties are -- Old English. Black Letter. Old
          Style. French Elzevir. Boldface. Antique. Clarendon.
          Gothic. Typewriter. Script. The smallest body in common
          use is diamond; then follow in order of size, pearl,
          agate, nonpareil, minion, brevier, bourgeois (or
          two-line diamond), long primer (or two-line pearl),
          small pica (or two-line agate), pica (or two-line
          nonpareil), English (or two-line minion), Columbian (or
          two-line brevier), great primer (two-line bourgeois),
          paragon (or two-line long primer), double small pica
          (or two-line small pica), double pica (or two-line
          pica), double English (or two-line English), double
          great primer (or two-line great primer), double paragon
          (or two-line paragon), canon (or two-line double pica).
          Above this, the sizes are called five-line pica,
          six-line pica, seven-line pica, and so on, being made
          mostly of wood. The following alphabets show the
          different sizes up to great primer. Brilliant . .
  3. \Type\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Typed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to
       prefigure. [R.] --White (Johnson).
    2. To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to
       typify. [R.]
             Let us type them now in our own lives. --Tennyson.
Computing Dictionary

(Or "data type") A set of values from which a variable, constant, function, or other expression may take its value. A type is a classification of data that tells the compiler or interpreter how the programmer intends to use it. For example, the process and result of adding two variables differs greatly according to whether they are integers, floating point numbers, or strings.

Types supported by most programming languages include integers (usually limited to some range so they will fit in one word of storage), booleans, floating point numbers, and characters. strings are also common, and are represented as lists of characters in some languages.

If s and t are types, then so is s -> t, the type of functions from s to t; that is, give them a term of type s, functions of type s -> t will return a term of type t.

Some types are primitive - built-in to the language, with no visible internal structure - e.g. Boolean; others are composite - constructed from one or more other types (of either kind) - e.g. lists, structures, unions.

Some languages provide strong typing, others allow implicit type conversion and/or explicit type conversion.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A designated representative of a plant name.
Easton Bible Dictionary

occurs only once in Scripture (1 Cor. 10:11, A.V. marg.). The Greek word _tupos_ is rendered "print" (John 20:25), "figure" (Acts 7:43; Rom. 5:14), "fashion" (Acts 7:44), "manner" (Acts 23:25), "form" (Rom. 6:17), "example" or "ensample" (1 Cor. 10:6, 11; Phil. 3:17; 1 Thess. 1:7; 2 Thess. 3:9; 1 Tim. 4:12). It properly means a "model" or "pattern" or "mould" into which clay or wax was pressed, that it might take the figure or exact shape of the mould. The word "type" is generally used to denote a resemblance between something present and something future, which is called the "antitype."

 Definition: a distinctive formal artifact class defined by the consistent clustering of attributes and restricted in space and time, e.g. the "Folsom Point" is a projectile point "type".