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noun type pronunciation in American English /taɪp/
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  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.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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