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type

noun [C]
 
 
/taɪp/
SIMILAR QUALITIES A2 a person or thing that is part of a group of people or things that have similar qualities, or a group of people or things that have similar qualities: They sell over 20 different types of cheese. Illnesses of this type are very common in children.Categories and varietiesSpecies and genders
PERSON someone who has particular qualities or interests: He's the outdoor type (= enjoys being outside).People in general
not be sb's type informal to not be the type of person that someone thinks is attractive: I like Bertrand but he's not really my type. → See also blood typeNot likingCategories and varietiesSpecies and genders
(Definition of type noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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