antitype

noun an·ti·type \ˈantə̇ˌtīp, -tē- also -(ˌ)tī-, ˈaan-\

Definition of antitype

  1. 1a :  something that corresponds to or is foreshadowed in a type b :  an opposite type

  2. 2 :  antitrope

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Origin and Etymology of antitype

Late Latin antitypus (from Late Greek antitypos) or New Latin antitypum, from Late Greek antitypon; both from Greek, masculine & neuter of antitypos repelled by a hard body, corresponding to a die, from antitypoun to strike against, from anti- 1anti- + typoun to stamp, from typos blow, mark of a blow, mold — more at type


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