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English definition of “stereotype”

stereotype

noun [C]     /ˈsteriəʊtaɪp/
a fixed idea that people have about what a particular type of person is like, especially an idea that is wrong : racial stereotypes Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significancePlain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
stereotypical     /ˌsteriəʊˈtɪpɪkəl/ adjective having the qualities that you expect a particular type of person to have: a stereotypical student Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significancePlain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
(Definition of stereotype noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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