What is type?

  • (noun): (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on type, types:

Diabetes Mellitus - History
... The first described cases are believed to be of type 1 diabetes ... Type 1 and type 2 diabetes where identified as separate conditions for the first time by the Indian physicians Sushruta and Charaka in 400-500 CE with type 1 associated with youth and ...
Border Gateway Protocol - Message Header Format
... offset 0–15 16–23 24–31 0 Marker 128 ... Length Type Marker Included for compatibility, must be set to all ones ... Type Type of BGP message ...
American Quarter Horse - Breed Characteristics
... stand between 14 and 16 hands high, although some Halter-type and English hunter-type horses may grow as tall as 17 hands ... There are two main body types the stock type and the hunter or racing type ... The stock horse type is shorter, more compact, stocky and well muscled, yet agile ...
American Quarter Horse - Breed Characteristics - Racing and Hunter Type
... Thus, they have long legs and are leaner than their stock type counterparts, but are still characterized by muscular hindquarters and powerful legs ... sprinting ability has earned them the nickname, "the world's fastest athlete." The show hunter type is slimmer, even more closely resembling a Thoroughbred, usually reflecting a higher percentage of appendix ...
USS S-1 (SS-105)
... specifications but of different design types ... S-1 was what was known as a "Holland-type", while S-2 was a "Lake-type" and S-3 a "Government-type" ...

More definitions of "type":

  • (noun): A small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper.
    Example: "He dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up"
  • (noun): A subdivision of a particular kind of thing.
    Example: "What type of sculpture do you prefer?"
  • (noun): A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities).
    Example: "The capable type"
    Synonyms: character, eccentric, case
  • (noun): Printed characters.
    Example: "Small type is hard to read"
  • (verb): Write by means of a keyboard with types.
    Example: "Type the acceptance letter, please"
    Synonyms: typewrite
  • (noun): All of the tokens of the same symbol.
    Example: "The word 'element' contains five different types of character"
  • (verb): Identify as belonging to a certain type.
    Synonyms: typecast

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    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    People forget that it is the eye that makes the horizon, and the rounding mind’s eye which makes this or that man a type or representative of humanity with the name of hero or saint.
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