Definition of ectype
1 : a copy from an original : an imitation or reproduction (such as an impression of a seal)
2a : something in the world of external reality as distinguished from its eternal and ideal archetype or prototype b Lockeanism : an idea or impression more or less corresponding to some external reality
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Origin and Etymology of ectype
ec- coming from something else, derivative (from Greek ek out of, out, from ex) + -type (as in archetype)
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