ectype

noun ec·type \ ˈekˌtīp \

Definition of ectype

1 :a copy from an original :an imitation or reproduction (such as an impression of a seal)
2 a :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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