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1. a conventional or formulaic conception or image
regional stereotypes have been part of America since its founding
2. A plate forming an exact faximile of a page of type or of an engraving, used in printing books, etc.; specifically, a plate with type-metal face, used for printing.
3. treat or classify according to a mental stereotype
I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European
4. To prepare for printing in stereotype; to make the stereotype plates of; as, to stereotype the Bible.