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Type may refer to:

In computing:

  • Typing, producing text via a keyboard
  • Data type, collection of values used for computations
  • 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

In mathematics:

In philosophy:

See also Type-token distinction for further discussion of the type–token distinction

In printing:

In sociology:

In theology:


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

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