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Definition of stereotype verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stereotype
    he / she / it stereotypes
    past simple stereotyped
    -ing form stereotyping
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  1. to form a fixed idea about a person or thing that may not really be true stereotype somebody Children from certain backgrounds tend to be stereotyped by their teachers. stereotype somebody as something Why are professors stereotyped as absentminded?
  2. stereotyped
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    adjective a play full of stereotyped characters
  4. stereotyping
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    noun [uncountable] sexual stereotyping
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stereotype

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