[ ek-tahyp ]
/ ˈɛk taɪp /
a reproduction; copy (opposed to prototype).
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Origin of ectype
OTHER WORDS FROM ectypeec·ty·pal [ek-tuh-puh l, -tahy-] /ˈɛk tə pəl, -taɪ-/, adjective
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In the Platonic sense, then, ideas were the patterns to which the Deity fashioned the phenomenal or ectypal world.'Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer
British Dictionary definitions for ectypal
/ (ˈɛkˌtaɪp) /
a copy as distinguished from a prototype
architect a cast embossed or in relief
Derived forms of ectypeectypal (ˈɛktɪpəl), adjective
Word Origin for ectype
C17: from Greek ektupos worked in relief, from ek- out of + tupos mould; see type
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