Definitions for ectypeˈɛk taɪp

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  1. ectype(Noun)

    A copy; usually contrasted with the original, or archetype.

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  1. Ectype(noun)

    a copy, as in pottery, of an artist's original work. Hence:

  2. Ectype(noun)

    a work sculptured in relief, as a cameo, or in bas-relief (in this sense used loosely)

  3. Ectype(noun)

    a copy from an original; a type of something that has previously existed

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. ectype. See Ectypal.]

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