Word:

Type

Pronunciation: tīp
n.1.The mark or impression of something; stamp; impressed sign; emblem.
The faith they have in tennis, and tall stockings,
Short blistered breeches, and those types of travel.
- Shak.
2.Form or character impressed; style; semblance.
Thy father bears the type of king of Naples.
- Shak.
3.A figure or representation of something to come; a token; a sign; a symbol; - correlative to antitype.
A type is no longer a type when the thing typified comes to be actually exhibited.
- South.
4.(Biol.) That which possesses or exemplifies characteristic qualities; the representative.
Since the time of Cuvier and Baer . . . the whole animal kingdom has been universally held to be divisible into a small number of main divisions or types.
- Haeckel.
5.(Fine Arts) The original object, or class of objects, scene, face, or conception, which becomes the subject of a copy; esp., the design on the face of a medal or a coin.
5.(Typog.) A raised letter, figure, accent, or other character, cast in metal or cut in wood, used in printing.
Point system of type bodies
(Type Founding) a system adopted by the type founders of the United States by which the various sizes of type have been so modified and changed that each size bears an exact proportional relation to every other size. The system is a modification of a French system, and is based on the pica body. This pica body is divided into twelfths, which are termed "points," and every type body consist of a given number of these points. Many of the type founders indicate the new sizes of type by the number of points, and the old names are gradually being done away with. By the point system type founders cast type of a uniform size and height, whereas formerly fonts of pica or other type made by different founders would often vary slightly so that they could not be used together. There are no type in actual use corresponding to the smaller theoretical sizes of the point system. In some cases, as in that of ruby, the term used designates a different size from that heretofore so called.
Type founder
one who casts or manufacture type.
Type foundry
a place for the manufacture of type.
Type metal
an alloy used in making type, stereotype plates, etc., and in backing up electrotype plates. It consists essentially of lead and antimony, often with a little tin, nickel, or copper.
Type wheel
a wheel having raised letters or characters on its periphery, and used in typewriters, printing telegraphs, etc.
Unity of type
(Biol.) that fundamental agreement in structure which is seen in organic beings of the same class, and is quite independent of their habits of life.
- Darwin.
6.(Chem.) A simple compound, used as a model or pattern to which other compounds are conveniently regarded as being related, and from which they may be actually or theoretically derived.
v. t.1.To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.
[imp. & p. p. Typed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Typing.]
2.To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify.
Let us type them now in our own lives.
- Tennyson.
Noun1.type - a subdivision of a particular kind of thing; "what type of sculpture do you prefer?"
Antonyms:
antitype - an opposite or contrasting type
2.type - a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case"
3.type - (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon
4.type - printed characters; "small type is hard to read"
5.type - a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper; "he dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up"
6.type - all of the tokens of the same symbol; "the word `element' contains five different types of character"
Verb1.type - write by means of a keyboard with types; "type the acceptance letter, please"
Synonyms: typewrite
2.type - identify as belonging to a certain type; "Such people can practically be typed"
Synonyms: typecast
(theory, programming)type - (Or "data type") A set of values from which a variable, constant, function, or other expression may take its value. A type is a classification of data that tells the compiler or interpreter how the programmer intends to use it. For example, the process and result of adding two variables differs greatly according to whether they are integers, floating point numbers, or strings.

Types supported by most programming languages include integers (usually limited to some range so they will fit in one word of storage), Booleans, floating point numbers, and characters. Strings are also common, and are represented as lists of characters in some languages.

If s and t are types, then so is s -> t, the type of functions from s to t; that is, give them a term of type s, functions of type s -> t will return a term of type t.

Some types are primitive - built-in to the language, with no visible internal structure - e.g. Boolean; others are composite - constructed from one or more other types (of either kind) - e.g. lists, structures, unions.

Some languages provide strong typing, others allow implicit type conversion and/or explicit type conversion.
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