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noun type pronunciation in American English /taɪp/ 
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singulartype
pluraltypes
  1. 1
    [countable] a group of people or things with similar qualities or features that make them different from other groups
    type of:

    What type of dog do you have?

    I won't tolerate this type of behavior from my students.

    all types of someone/something:

    We provide advice to all types of businesses.

    a local builder who does all types of building work

    of this type:

    It's a good price for a bike of this type.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] letters printed in a book, magazine, or newspaper, or typed using a keyboard

    Use bold type for the title.

    The book is produced in large type and on thick paper.

  3. 3
    [countable] someone with particular interests or qualities

    All her friends are really arty types.

    Sam isn't the romantic type.

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