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What is the difference between Kind and Type?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Jan 28, 2020

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M. Jabrowsky

M. Jabrowsky, Bank Manager, Ohio

Answered Jul 05, 2019

The two words both refer to a group of something and the main difference between the two can be the context in which they are used. Kind is used in general, everyday conversation and type are followed by the preposition 'of' as in a sentence. Variety is also used as an adjective to describe someone, as in, she is a kind person. ...Read More
 

I. Klose

I. Klose, Accountant, Franklin

Answered Jul 05, 2019

Often, there are words that are so close in the definition that they are used interchangeably. Two of these words are kind and type. However, there is a difference between kind and type. The main difference has to do with their definitions. Type means that the traits that a thing has and makes it a certain type is distinct. ...Read More
 

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