[Gk.] A metal plate, being an exact copy in a solid form of a page of type. Stereotyping by plaster of Paris was discovered by Ged in the eighteenth century. Electrotypes have now taken the place of stereotypes in book-work. In newspaper offices, where speed is important, the paper process of stereotyping is still much used. In this process the type is placed under a press, and a matrix is made of damp paper by forcing the type into the paper. After the paper is dry type-metal is poured over it, and the metal plates are trimmed and planed.