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stereotype
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
an oversimplified set of characteristics used to classify people — especially incorrectly

or:

someone representing such a classification

or:

to classify someone or something in such a manner
  • But not alone has this Leviathan left his pre-adamite traces in the stereotype plates of nature, and in limestone and marl bequeathed his ancient bust; but upon Egyptian tablets, whose antiquity seems to claim for them an almost fossiliferous character, we find the unmistakable print of his fin.
    Chapters 103-105 -- Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (52% in)

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