how to pronounce stereotype


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stereotype is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of stereotype in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… actually I get the stereotype of you …”

meanings of stereotype


  1. A person who is regarded as embodying or conforming to a set image or type.
  2. A metal printing plate cast from a matrix moulded from a raised printing surface.
  3. A conventional, formulaic, and often oversimplified or exaggerated conception, opinion, or image of (a person).
  4. An extensibility mechanism of the Unified Modeling Language, allowing a new element to be derived from an existing one with added specializations.


  1. To make a stereotype of someone or something, or characterize someone by a stereotype.
  2. To prepare for printing in stereotype; to produce stereotype plates of.
  3. To print from a stereotype.
  4. To make firm or permanent; to fix.

stereotype frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word stereotype occurs in english on average 2.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics stereotype can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that stereotype can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) people, society, and culture;

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