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Type may refer to:

Science and technology



  • 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


  • Type is a design concept for lettering used in typography which helped bring about modern textual printing in the publishing industry
  • Type can refer to a font style, e.g., "italic type"
  • Movable type, in letterpress printing
  • Sort (typesetting), in letterpress printing
  • Typesetting, the composition of text by means of arranging types
  • Typeface, the overall design of lettering used in a collection of related fonts
  • Type design, the art and process of designing typefaces
  • Type foundry, a company that designs or distributes typefaces
  • Typewriter, a mechanical or electromechanical machine for writing characters similar to those produced by a printer's movable type



Other uses

  • 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, also 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
  • A layer in the nomenclature of aircraft, as in type certificate and type rating
  • 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-token distinction, in logic, linguistics, and computer programming

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