Monday, December 19, 2011
Definitions for ectype
- A reproduction; copy.
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Citations for ectype
Were it not for the existence of the prototype, the ectype would not exist. And the characters of the ectype are determined entirely by those of the prototype, being again simply their reflections.
The development of ectype from prototype occurs as a concatenation, so that each dimension arises out of the previous one without wholly seperating itself.
Origin of ectype
As opposed to prototype, ectype originally meant “wrought in relief” in Greek. Its roots are ec, a variant of “ex,” and týpos, a “figure on a wall.”