Definitions for ectypeˈɛk taɪp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a reproduction; copy
Ref: (opposed to prototype ).
Origin of ectype:
1640–50; appar. < Gk éktypos modeled in relief; see ec -, -type
ec′ty•pal-tə pəl, -taɪ-(adj.)
A copy; usually contrasted with the original, or archetype.
a copy, as in pottery, of an artist's original work. Hence:
a work sculptured in relief, as a cameo, or in bas-relief (in this sense used loosely)
a copy from an original; a type of something that has previously existed