typo-, typ-, -type
(Greek > Latin: to beat, to strike; a blow; a dent, an impression, a mark, original form; a mold; a figure, an image, a form, a kind)
2. The art or process of transcribing with a stenotype machine.
3. A kind of phonographic writing using ordinary script or printed letters.
Phonographic writing is the art of writing according to sound; representation of words as pronounced; specifically, the shorthand system invented by Isaac Pitman (1813-1897), or a modification of it.
2. Etymology: from Greek stereos, "solid, three-dimensional."
Since "stereotypers" were used to print the same thing over and over, the word came to mean any excessively repeated statements or ideas.
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2. The type of a genus whose species-group name is identical in spelling with the genus-group name.
Tautonymy is the possession by two or more distinct plants or animals of the same generic and specific names which are prohibited by the rules of scientific nomenclature; for example to refer to an animal as a "bison" and a plant identified as a "bison weed".The type of a genus whose species-group name is identical in spelling with the genus-group name.