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archetype


archetype

noun

Definition of ARCHETYPE

1
something belonging to an earlier time from which something else was later developed <the abacus is sometimes cited as the archetype of the modern digital calculator>
Antonyms descendant (also descendent)
2
something from which copies are made <Beowulf is considered by some scholars to be the archetype for medieval British heroic tales>

March 02, 2015
chatoyant Hear it
Having a changeable luster or color
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