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 for stereotype
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stereotype \Ste"re*o*type\, n. [Stereo- + -type: cf. F.
     1. 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.
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     Note: A stereotype, or stereotypr plate, is made by setting
           movable type as for ordinary printing; from these a
           cast is taken in plaster of Paris, paper pulp, or the
           like, and upon this cast melted type metal is poured,
           which, when hardened, makes a solid page or column,
           from which the impression is taken as from type.
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     2. The art or process of making such plates, or of executing
        work by means of them.
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     Stereotype block, a block, usually of wood, to which a
        stereotype plate is attached while being used in printing.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stereotype \Ste"re*o*type\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stereotyped;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Stereotyping.] [Cf. F. st['e]r['e]otyper.]
     1. To prepare for printing in stereotype; to make the
        stereotype plates of; as, to stereotype the Bible.
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     2. Fig.: To make firm or permanent; to fix.
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              Powerful causes tending to stereotype and aggravate
              the poverty of old conditions.        --Duke of
                                                    Argyll (1887).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a conventional or formulaic conception or image; "regional
           stereotypes have been part of America since its founding"
      v 1: treat or classify according to a mental stereotype; "I was
           stereotyped as a lazy Southern European" [syn:
           pigeonhole, stereotype, stamp]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  88 Moby Thesaurus words for "stereotype":
     assimilate to, automatism, autotype, bad habit, balance, bed,
     characteristic, confirm, creature of habit, custom, damp, deep-dye,
     define, duplicate plate, electrotype, embed, engraft, engrave,
     entrench, equalize, equilibrize, establish, etch, even, fix,
     flatten, force of habit, found, ground, habit, habit pattern,
     habitude, harmonize, homogenize, impact, implant, impress, imprint,
     infix, ingrain, inscribe, jam, keyboard, level, linotype,
     locked-up page, lodge, make uniform, monotype, normalize, pack,
     palaeotype, pattern, peculiarity, plant, plastic plate, plate,
     practice, praxis, print, printing plate, printing surface,
     regularize, regulate, root, rubber plate, seat, second nature, set,
     set in, settle, smooth, stabilize, stamp, standardize,
     stereotyped behavior, stone, symmetrize, trick, typeform,
     uniformize, usage, use, way, wedge, wont, zincograph, zincotype

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