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Etymology
See Type, n.
Definitions
  1. A combining form signifying impressed form; stamp; print; type; typical form; representative; as in stereotype phototype, ferrotype, monotype.
Webster 1913

alpine type of glacier

  • noun a glacier that moves down from a high valley
    Alpine glacier.
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asthenic type

  • noun slender, weak, and lightweight
    ectomorphy.
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athletic type

  • noun muscular and big-boned
    mesomorphy.
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Bastard type

  • (Print.), type having the face of a larger or a smaller size than the body; e.g., a nonpareil face on a brevier body.
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blood type

  • noun human blood cells (usually just the red blood cells) that have the same antigens
    blood group.
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blood typing

  • noun determining a person's blood type by serological methods
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body type

  • noun a category of physique
    somatotype.
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catatonic type schizophrenia

  • noun a form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods; the catatonia may give way to short periods of extreme excitement
    catatonia; catatonic schizophrenia.
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disorganized type schizophrenia

  • noun a form of schizophrenia characterized by severe disintegration of personality including erratic speech and childish mannerisms and bizarre behavior; usually becomes evident during puberty; the most common diagnostic category in mental institutions
    hebephrenia; disorganized schizophrenia; hebephrenic schizophrenia.
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Ionic type

  • a kind of heavy-faced type (as that of the following line).
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n-type semiconductor

  • noun a semiconductor in which electrical conduction is due chiefly to the movement of electrons
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p-type semiconductor

  • noun a semiconductor in which electrical conduction is due chiefly to the movement of positive holes
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paranoic type schizophrenia

  • noun a form of schizophrenia characterized by delusions (of persecution or grandeur or jealousy); symptoms may include anger and anxiety and aloofness and doubts about gender identity; unlike other types of schizophrenia the patients are usually presentable and (if delusions are not acted on) may function in an apparently normal manner
    paranoid schizophrenia; paraphrenia; paraphrenic schizophrenia.
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piedmont type of glacier

  • noun a type of glaciation characteristic of Alaska; large valley glaciers meet to form an almost stagnant sheet of ice
    Piedmont glacier.
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Point system of type

  • . See under Type.
Webster 1913

Point system of type bodies

  • (Type Founding), a system adopted by the type founders of the United States by which the various sizes of type have been so modified and changed that each size bears an exact proportional relation to every other size. The system is a modification of a French system, and is based on the pica body. This pica body is divided into twelfths, which are termed "points," and every type body consist of a given number of these points. Many of the type founders indicate the new sizes of type by the number of points, and the old names are gradually being done away with. By the point system type founders cast type of a uniform size and height, whereas formerly fonts of pica or other type made by different founders would often vary slightly so that they could not be used together. There are no type in actual use corresponding to the smaller theoretical sizes of the point system. In some cases, as in that of ruby, the term used designates a different size from that heretofore so called.
Webster 1913

pump-type pliers

  • noun a type of pliers
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pyknic type

  • noun round, fat, and heavy
    endomorphy.
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rh-negative blood type

  • noun the blood group whose red cells lack the Rh factor (Rh antigen)
    Rh-negative blood; Rh negative.
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rh-positive blood type

  • noun the blood group (approximately 85% of people) whose red cells have the Rh factor (Rh antigen)
    Rh positive.
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roman type

  • noun a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions
    roman print; roman; roman letters.
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tissue typing

  • noun a series of diagnostic tests before an organ transplant to determine whether the tissues of a donor and recipient are compatible
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touch typing

  • noun typewriting in which the fingers are trained to hit particular keys; typist can read and type at the same time
    touch system.
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touch-type

  • verb type without looking at the keyboard
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type a

  • noun the blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen
    A; group A.
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type ab

  • noun the blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens
    AB; group AB.
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type b

  • noun the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen
    B; group B.
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type family

  • noun a complete set of type suitable for printing text
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Type founder

  • one who casts or manufacture type.
Webster 1913

Type foundry, Type foundery

  • a place for the manufacture of type.
Webster 1913

type genus

  • noun (biology) genus from which the name of a family or subfamily is formed; it is not necessarily the most representative genus but often the largest or best known or earliest described
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type i allergic reaction

  • noun an allergic reaction that becomes apparent in a sensitized person only minutes after contact
    immediate allergy; atopic allergy; atopy.
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type i diabetes

  • noun severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset; characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst and increased appetite and weight loss and episodic ketoacidosis; diet and insulin injections are required to control the disease
    IDDM; juvenile-onset diabetes; ketoacidosis-prone diabetes; juvenile diabetes; ketosis-prone diabetes; insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus; growth-onset diabetes; autoimmune diabetes.
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type ii diabetes

  • noun mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin
    NIDDM; ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes mellitus; mature-onset diabetes; non-insulin-dependent diabetes; ketosis-resistant diabetes mellitus; ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes; adult-onset diabetes; ketosis-resistant diabetes; maturity-onset diabetes; non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus; maturity-onset diabetes mellitus; adult-onset diabetes mellitus.
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type iv allergic reaction

  • noun an allergic reaction that becomes apparent only hours after contact
    delayed allergy.
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Type metal

  • noun an alloy of tin and lead and antimony used to make printing type
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  • an alloy used in making type, stereotype plates, etc., and in backing up electrotype plates. It consists essentially of lead and antimony, often with a little tin, nickel, or copper.
Webster 1913

type o

  • noun the blood group whose red cells carry neither the A nor B antigens
    group O; O.
    • people with type O blood are universal donors
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type of architecture

  • noun architecture as a kind of art form
    style of architecture; architectural style.
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type slug

  • noun a strip of type metal used for spacing
    slug.
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type species

  • noun (biology) the species that best exemplifies the essential characteristics of the genus to which it belongs
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type specimen

  • noun the original specimen from which the description of a new species is made
    holotype.
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Type wheel

  • a wheel having raised letters or characters on its periphery, and used in typewriters, printing telegraphs, etc.
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typing paper

  • noun writing paper suitable for use in a typewriter
    typewriter paper.
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typing pool

  • noun a group of typists who can work for different persons
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Unity of type

  • (Biol.), that fundamental agreement in structure which is seen in organic beings of the same class, and is quite independent of their habits of life.
Webster 1913

woodbury-type

Wood"bur*y-type` noun
Etymology
After the name of the inventor, W. Woodbury.
Definitions
  1. A process in photographic printing, in which a relief pattern in gelatin, which has been hardened after certain operations, is pressed upon a plate of lead or other soft metal. An intaglio impression in thus produced, from which pictures may be directly printed, but by a slower process than in common printing.
  2. A print from such a plate.
Webster 1913

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