Definition of antitype
1a : something that corresponds to or is foreshadowed in a type b : an opposite type
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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