Polytype

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Polytype (Print) A cast, or facsimile copy, of an engraved block, matter in type, etc.; as, a polytype in relief "By pressing the wood cut into semifluid metal, an intaglio matrix is produced: and from this matrix, in a similar way, a polytype in relief is obtained."
    • a Polytype (Print) Of or pertaining to polytypes; obtained by polytyping; as, a polytype plate.
    • v. t Polytype (Print) To produce a polytype of; as, to polytype an engraving.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n polytype A cast or facsimile of an engraving, matter in type, etc., produced by pressing a woodcut or other plate into semi-fluid metal. An intaglio matrix is the result; and from this matrix, in a similar way, a polytype in relief is obtained.
    • polytype Pertaining to polytypage; produced by polytypage.
    • polytype To reproduce by polytypage: as, to polytype an engraving.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Polytype pol′i-tīp a cast or fac-simile of an engraving, matter in type, &c., produced by pressing a wood-cut or other plate into semi-fluid metal
    • v.t Polytype to reproduce by polytypage—also adj.n. Pol′ytypage, stereotyping by the above method
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Poly-, + -type,: cf. F. polytype, a

Usage

In literature:

Polytypic genera, variation of.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
The bar of mutual sterility, whenever and wherever it occurs, must always render polytypic evolution possible.
"Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol 3 of 3)" by George John Romanes
Two Recent species, each polytypic with eight subspecies, and five fossil species are recognized.
"Speciation and Evolution of the Pygmy Mice, Genus Baiomys" by Robert L. Packard
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In news:

Manufacturers EFI VUTEk, HP Scitex, Inca, Polytype, Océ, and Mimaki provided test submissions of UV-curable output on selected media.
Polytype's Virtu Quantum Series Wins Buyer Approval Following Drupa Launch.
Polytype America Corporation (PAC), in conjunction with our partner swissQprint AG, are pleased to bring yet another feature to the US marketplace that will change the way you look at printing.
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In science:

As an aside, the term crushing has been coined in the related context of polytypic programming [Mee96].
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Several forms of polymorphism were proposed that go beyond parametric polymorphism, namely dynamic typing [ACPP91, ACPR92], extensional polymorphism [DRW95], intensional polymorphism [HM95], and polytypism [JJ97]. A general observation is that none of the available systems subsumes γ .
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Extensional polymorphism, intensional polymorphism and polytypism have in common that they offer some form of generic function defini tion based on structural pattern matching on types.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
In fact, polytypic programming considers algebraic datatypes as sums of products, and adds a corresponding pattern for type induction.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
This shortcoming has been addressed in recent work on polytypic programming to some extent, namely different proposals for Generic Haskell include support for some form of type-speci fic cases (cf. ad-hoc definitions in [Hin99]) in an otherwise structural in duction on types.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
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