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type

noun [C] (CHARACTERISTICS)   /tɑɪp/
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.
(Definition of type noun (CHARACTERISTICS) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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