ectype

noun

ec·​type
ˈekˌtīp
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Ectype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ectype. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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