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Definition of type verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    type

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//taɪp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they type
     
    he / she / it types
     
    past simple typed
     
    -ing form typing
     
     
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  1. 1 [intransitive, transitive] to write something using a computer or typewriter How fast can you type? typing errors type something (out/in/up) This letter will need to be typed (out) again. Type (in) the filename, then press “Return.” Has that report been typed up yet?
  2. 2[transitive] type somebody/something (technology) to find out the group or class that a person or thing belongs to Blood samples were taken from patients for typing.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: type