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noun 
  1. A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class.
  2. An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment.
  3. A block of metal or wood having a raised letter or character on its surface used for printing; also, a set of such blocks.
  4. (biology). An individual considered representative of members of its taxonomic group: the type of a genus, family, etc.
  5. (theology): an event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly Old Testament events linked to Christian times.
  6. (comptheory) A tag attached to variables and values used in determining what values may be assigned to what variables.
verb (typ, ing)
  1. To put text on paper using a typewriter.
  2. To enter text or commands into a computer using a keyboard.
  3. To determine the blood type.
The doctor ordered the lab to the patient for a blood transfusion.
Etymology: :From typus, from typos "dent, impression, mark, figure, original form", from root of typtein "to strike, beat".


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