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Python type() Function

In this article, we are going to learn all about the Python type function to find the type of any python object. type function in Python is a very useful function to find the data type of any python object.

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Python type() function

Python type function is a built-in function in Python that is used to find the type of Python object.


The syntax of type function is:-

type(object, base, dict)


type function in python accepts three parameters:-

  • object:- Required, If one parameter is specified, the type function returns the type of this object.
  • base:- Optional. Specifies the base classes.
  • dict:- Optional, Specify the namespace with the definition of the class.

Return value:

The return value of python type function is type of object.


User type() function to find the type of python object.

print("Type of string:- ", type("programming"))
print("Type of list:- ", type([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]))
print("Type of set:- ", type({1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8}))
print("Type of tuple:- ", type((1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)))

my_dict = {"name": "Vishvajit", "age": 22}
print("type of dictionary: ", type(my_dict))


Type of string:-  <class 'str'>
Type of list:-  <class 'list'>
Type of set:-  <class 'set'>
Type of tuple:-  <class 'tuple'>
type of dictionary:  <class 'dict'>


So, In this article, we have learned all about Python type function.Type function is very useful when you want to find the type of any python oebject.

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