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stereotype

verb [T]     /ˈster.i.ə.taɪp/ disapproving
to have a fixed idea about what a particular type of person is like, especially an idea that is wrong: The study claims that British advertising stereotypes women. We tried not to give the children sexually stereotyped toys.Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significance
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