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Type may refer to:

Science and technology[edit]


  • Typing, producing text via a keyboard, typewriter, etc.
  • Data type, collection of values used for computations.
  • File type
  • TYPE (DOS command), a command to display contents of a file.
  • Type (Unix), a command in POSIX shells that gives information about commands.
  • Type safety, the extent to which a programming language discourages or prevents type errors.
  • Type system, defines a programming language's response to data types.



  • Type (biology), which fixes a scientific name to a taxon
  • Dog type, categorization by use or function of domestic dogs



Other uses[edit]

  • Type (acting), a way of characterizing an actor by the sort of role they are well-suited for or fit into easily, or by their performance style
  • Type & antitype, in Typology, in Christian theology and Biblical exegesis
  • "Type" (song), a 1990 song by the band Living Colour
  • Type (designation), a model numbering system used for vehicles or military equipment
  • Architectural type, classification of architecture by functional types (houses, institutions), morphological types or historical types Architectural style subcategories
  • U.S. Navy type commands, senior commands for the specific "type" of weapon system (i.e., naval aviation, submarine warfare, surface warships) employed
  • Type of Constans, a 648 edict issued by Byzantine Emperor Constans II
  • Type (metaphysics), in philosophy

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