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)

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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History and Etymology for ectype

ec- coming from something else, derivative (from Greek ek out of, out, from ex) + -type (as in archetype)

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