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

Definition of antitype

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

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History and Etymology for 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- anti- entry 1 + typoun to stamp, from typos blow, mark of a blow, mold

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“Antitype.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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