Definitions for ectypeˈɛk taɪp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ec•typeˈɛk taɪp(n.)

  1. 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.)


  1. ectype(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  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


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