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)

Someone who records or transcribes (material) with a stenotype machine.
1. Shorthand in which alphabetic letters or types are used to produce shortened forms of words or groups of words.
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.

stereotyped (adjective), more stereotyped, most stereotyped
1. A reference to people who have set ideas about what someone or something is like: The author's plots are predictable and her characters are stereotyped individuals.
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.

Conveying a lack of originality.
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In geology, the sequence of strata that was originally described for a given location, and that serves as a standard against which other parts of the stratigraphic unit are compared.
1. The primary type of the type species of a genus established by virtue of tautonymy.
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.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units dealing with "form, shape, appearance": eido-; figur-; form-; icono-; ideo-; imag-; morpho-; -oid.