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verb [transitive] [usually passive] stereotype pronunciation in British English /ˈsteriəˌtaɪp/
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present tense
present participlestereotyping
past tensestereotyped
past participlestereotyped

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  1. to believe that someone has a particular character only because this is what many people believe someone of their particular class, nationality etc must be like, and not because you know anything about their personality
    stereotype someone as something: Feminists are sometimes stereotyped as aggressive and unattractive.

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noun [uncountable]


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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