stereotype-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: a simplistic, formulaic conception of something

Commentary: STEREOTYPE[+form][+model][+formulaic][+simplified]
NOTE: often has a pejorative implication

People in each region of the country have their own stereotypes of people from other regions.
John's stereotype of a devil is a red figure with a pitchfork and horns.
He struggled against the stereotype of a disabled person in the workplace.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a cast metal printing plate

Commentary: STEREOTYPE[+entity][+artifact][+tool][+printing][+plate][+metal]

The printer showed us several 19th-century stereotypes.
This stereotype was used to make prints from a wood engraving.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1