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Definition of stereotype noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. a fixed idea or image that many people have of a particular type of person or thing, but which is often not true in reality cultural/gender/racial stereotypes He doesn't conform to the usual stereotype of the businessman with a dark suit and briefcase.
  2. stereotypical
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  3. NAmE//ˌstɛriəˈtɪpɪkl//
    adjective the stereotypical image of feminine behavior
  4. stereotypically
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  5. NAmE//ˌstɛriəˈtɪpɪkli//
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stereotype

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