1. A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image. 2. One that is regarded as embodying or conforming to a set image or type. 3. Printing A metal printing plate cast from a matrix molded from a raised printing surface, such as type.
Inflected forms: ster·e·o·typed, ster·e·o·typ·ing, ster·e·o·types
1. To make a stereotype of. 2. To characterize by a stereotype: “Elderly Americans are the neglected sector of the fashion industry, stereotyped by blue hair and polyester pantsuits” (American Demographics). 3. To give a fixed, unvarying form to. 4. To print from a stereotype.