What is type?

  • (noun): A small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper.
    Example: "He dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on type, types:

American Quarter Horse - Breed Characteristics - Racing and Hunter Type
... Thus, they have long legs and are leaner than their stock type counterparts, but are still characterized by muscular hindquarters and powerful legs ... ability has earned them the nickname, "the world's fastest athlete." The show hunter type is slimmer, even more closely resembling a Thoroughbred, usually reflecting a higher percentage of appendix breeding ...
USS S-1 (SS-105)
... S-boats under the same general specifications but of different design types ... S-1 was what was known as a "Holland-type", while S-2 was a "Lake-type" and S-3 a "Government-type" ...
American Quarter Horse - Breed Characteristics
... They usually stand between 14 and 16 hands high, although some Halter-type and English hunter-type horses may grow as tall as 17 hands ... There are two main body types the stock type and the hunter or racing type ... The stock horse type is shorter, more compact, stocky and well muscled, yet agile ...
Border Gateway Protocol - Message Header Format
... bit offset 0–15 16–23 24–31 0 Marker 128 ... Length Type Marker Included for compatibility, must be set to all ones ... Type Type of BGP message ...
Diabetes Mellitus - History
... The first described cases are believed to be of type 1 diabetes ... Type 1 and type 2 diabetes where identified as separate conditions for the first time by the Indian physicians Sushruta and Charaka in 400-500 CE with type 1 associated with youth and type ...

More definitions of "type":

  • (verb): Write by means of a keyboard with types.
    Example: "Type the acceptance letter, please"
    Synonyms: typewrite
  • (noun): Printed characters.
    Example: "Small type is hard to read"
  • (verb): Identify as belonging to a certain type.
    Synonyms: typecast
  • (noun): A subdivision of a particular kind of thing.
    Example: "What type of sculpture do you prefer?"
  • (noun): (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon.
  • (noun): A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities).
    Example: "The capable type"
    Synonyms: character, eccentric, case
  • (noun): All of the tokens of the same symbol.
    Example: "The word 'element' contains five different types of character"

Famous quotes containing the word type:

    The real American type can never be a ballet dancer. The legs are too long, the body too supple and the spirit too free for this school of affected grace and toe walking.
    Isadora Duncan (1878–1927)

    To put it rather bluntly, I am not the type who wants to go back to the land; I am the type who wants to go back to the hotel.
    Fran Lebowitz (b. 1951)

    This immediate dependence of language upon nature, this conversion of an outward phenomenon into a type of somewhat in human life, never loses its power to affect us. It is this which gives that piquancy to the conversation of a strong-natured farmer or backwoodsman, which all men relish.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)