Associations to the word «Type»


TYPE, noun. A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class.
TYPE, noun. An individual considered typical of its class, one regarded as typifying a certain profession, environment, etc.
TYPE, noun. An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment.
TYPE, noun. (printing) (countable) A letter or character used for printing, historically a cast or engraved block.
TYPE, noun. (uncountable) Such types collectively, or a set of type of one font or size.
TYPE, noun. (chiefly uncountable) Text printed with such type, or imitating its characteristics.
TYPE, noun. (taxonomy) An individual considered representative of members of its taxonomic group.
TYPE, noun. Preferred sort of person; sort of person that one is attracted to.
TYPE, noun. (medicine) A blood group.
TYPE, noun. (theology) An event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly an Old Testament event linked to Christian times.
TYPE, noun. (computing theory) A tag attached to variables and values used in determining which kinds of value can be used in which situations; a data type.
TYPE, noun. (fine arts) The original object, or class of objects, scene, face, or conception, which becomes the subject of a copy; especially, the design on the face of a medal or a coin.
TYPE, noun. (chemistry) 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.
TYPE, noun. (mathematics) A part of the partition of the object domain of a logical theory (which due to the existence of such partition, would be called a typed theory). (Note: this corresponds to the notion of "data type" in computing theory.)
TYPE, verb. To put text on paper using a typewriter.
TYPE, verb. To enter text or commands into a computer using a keyboard.
TYPE, verb. To determine the blood type of.
TYPE, verb. To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.
TYPE, verb. To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify.
TYPE COERCION, noun. (software) changing an entity from one datatype to another according to explicit or implicit rules.
TYPE COERCIONS, noun. Plural of type coercion
TYPE COLLECTION, noun. (taxonomy) A collection from which the original concept of a taxonomic group was described.
TYPE COLLECTIONS, noun. Plural of type collection
TYPE CONVERSION, noun. (software) changing an entity from one datatype to another according to explicit or implicit rules.
TYPE CONVERSIONS, noun. Plural of type conversion
TYPE DESIGN, noun. (typography) The art of designing typefaces.
TYPE ERASURE, noun. (software) A compile-time process by which explicit type annotations are removed from a program, before run-time execution.
TYPE ERASURES, noun. Plural of type erasure
TYPE FACE, noun. (typography) (printing) Alternative form of typeface
TYPE FACES, noun. Plural of type face
TYPE FOUNDRY, noun. A company that designs and/or distributes typefaces.
TYPE I ERROR, noun. (statistics) Rejecting the null hypothesis when the null hypothesis is true.
TYPE I ERRORS, noun. Plural of type I error
TYPE II ERROR, noun. (statistics) Accepting the null hypothesis when the null hypothesis is false.
TYPE II ERRORS, noun. Plural of type II error
TYPE INFERENCE, noun. (software) The automatic deduction of the type of an expression in a programming language.
TYPE INFERENCES, noun. Plural of type inference
TYPE INTROSPECTION, noun. (programming) (object-oriented) Ability of a program to examine at runtime the type or properties of an object.
TYPE INTROSPECTIONS, noun. Plural of type introspection
TYPE LOCALITIES, noun. Plural of type locality
TYPE LOCALITY, noun. (geology) The location, usually where the first specimen was discovered, considered most representative of a mineral, formation etc.
TYPE LOCALITY, noun. (taxonomy) The location where a nomenclatural or name-bearing type was collected.
TYPE METAL, noun. A metal alloy that is used in traditional typefounding and mechanical typesetting. It consists essentially of lead and antimony, often with a little tin, nickel, or copper.
TYPE PUNNING, noun. (computing) (programming) The circumvention of the system of data types in a programming language in order to achieve an effect that would be difficult or impossible to achieve within the bounds of the formal language.
TYPE SAFETY, noun. (computing) the extent to which a programming language discourages or prevents type errors
TYPE SITE, noun. (archaeology) An archaeological site considered the representative example of a particular culture, frequently its first discovery and frequently used as its eponym
TYPE SITE, noun. (geology) A geologic site considered the representative example or first discovery of a stratographic level or other feature
TYPE SITES, noun. Plural of type site
TYPE SPECIES, noun. (taxonomy) A species which has been designated as typical of a genus, and is chosen as the species according to which the genus is named.
TYPE SYSTEM, noun. (computing) A way programming language classifies values and expressions into types, how it can manipulate those types and how they interact.
TYPE SYSTEMS, noun. Plural of type system

Dictionary definition

TYPE, noun. A subdivision of a particular kind of thing; "what type of sculpture do you prefer?".
TYPE, noun. 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".
TYPE, noun. (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon.
TYPE, noun. Printed characters; "small type is hard to read".
TYPE, noun. All of the tokens of the same symbol; "the word `element' contains five different types of character".
TYPE, noun. 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".
TYPE, verb. Write by means of a keyboard with types; "type the acceptance letter, please".
TYPE, verb. Identify as belonging to a certain type; "Such people can practically be typed".

Wise words

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe