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type

noun  us   /tɑɪp/

type noun (CHARACTERISTICS)

[C] the characteristics of a group of people or things that set them apart from other people or things, or people, things, or groups that share particular characteristics: I’m more comfortable in jeans and T-shirts, and that type of thing. We have makeup for all different types of skin. Grant’s my type of guystrong and cool – but Willie’s not my type at all.

type noun (PRINTED LETTERS)

[U] printed letters and symbols, or small pieces of metal with the shapes of letters and symbols on them that were used in the past in printing: In big bold type, the headline announced the winner of the election.

type

verb [I/T]  us   /tɑɪp/

type verb [I/T] (WRITE)

to write using a keyboard : [I] I never learned how to type. [T] He typed the report yesterday.
typing
noun [U]  us   /ˈtɑɪ·pɪŋ/
Her typing is very accurate most of the time.
typist
noun [C]  us   /ˈtɑɪ·pəst/
Typists don’t use typewriters any more, they use keyboards.
Translations of “type”
in Arabic نَوْع…
in Korean 종류, 유형…
in Malaysian jenis…
in French type, sorte…
in Turkish tip, tür, cins…
in Italian tipo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 類, 類型, 種類…
in Russian тип, род, сорт…
in Polish rodzaj, typ, osobowość…
in Vietnamese loại…
in Spanish tipo…
in Portuguese tipo…
in Thai รูปแบบ…
in German die Art…
in Catalan tipus…
in Japanese 種類, タイプ…
in Indonesian jenis…
in Chinese (Simplified) 类, 类型, 种类…
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