"types" in the noun sense
a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
"what type of sculpture do you prefer?"
2. character, eccentric, type, case
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"
biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon
"small type is hard to read"
all of the tokens of the same symbol
"the word `element' contains five different types of character"
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"
"types" in the verb sense
1. type, typewrite
write by means of a keyboard with types
"type the acceptance letter, please"
2. type, typecast
identify as belonging to a certain type
"Such people can practically be typed"
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