1. Noun.  A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class.
  2. Noun.  An individual considered typical of its class.
  3. Noun.  An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment.
  4. Noun.  (printing, countable) A letter or character used for printing, historically a cast or engraved block.
  5. Noun.  (biology) An individual considered representative of members of its taxonomic group.
  6. Noun.  (biology) A blood group.
  7. Noun.  (theology) An event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly an Old Testament event linked to Christian times.
  8. Noun.  (computing theory) A tag attached to variables and values used in determining what values may be assigned to what variables.
  9. Verb.  To put text on paper using a typewriter.
  10. Verb.  To enter text or commands into a computer using a keyboard.
  11. Verb.  To determine the blood type.

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