Definition of stereotype noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    stereotype

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈstɛriəˌtaɪp//
     
     
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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//
     
    adverb
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stereotype

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