Type

Type may refer to:

In philosophy:

  • Type–token distinction

In mathematics:

  • Type (model theory)
  • Type theory, basis for the study of type systems
  • Type or arity, the number of operands a function takes
  • Type, any proposition or set in the intuitionistic type theory

In computing:

  • Typing, producing text via a keyboard
  • Data type, collection of values used for computations
  • Type (command), a DOS command to display contents of a file
  • Type (Unix), a POSIX shell builtin that gives information about commands
  • Type system, defines a programming language's response to data types

In sociology:

  • Ideal type
  • Normal type
  • Typification

Other:

  • Type (band), name of Portuguese DJ and musician Cyz (Cynthia Zamorano)
  • Type (designation), a model numbering system used for vehicles or military equipment
  • Typeface, used in typesetting
    • Sort (typesetting), cast metal type for printing
    • Type Museum, museum about the above
  • 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

Famous quotes containing the word type:

    But the mother’s yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    This type of man who is devoted to the study of wisdom is always most unlucky in everything, and particularly when it comes to procreating children; I imagine this is because Nature wants to ensure that the evils of wisdom shall not spread further throughout mankind.
    Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466–1536)

    Chicago—is—oh well a façade of skyscrapers facing a lake, and behind the façade every type of dubiousness.
    —E.M. (Edward Morgan)