ectype

[ ek-tahyp ]
/ ˈɛk taɪp /

noun

a reproduction; copy (opposed to prototype).

Nearby words

  1. ectropion,
  2. ectropion uveae,
  3. ectropody,
  4. ectrosyndactyly,
  5. ectypal,
  6. ecu,
  7. ecua.,
  8. ecuador,
  9. ecuadorean,
  10. ecumenical

Origin of ectype

1640–50; < Greek éktyp(os) wrought in relief, equivalent to ek- ec- + týp(os) figure (on a wall) + -os adj. suffix; akin to type

Related formsec·ty·pal [ek-tuh-puh l, -tahy-] /ˈɛk tə pəl, -taɪ-/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ectype

ectype

/ (ˈɛkˌtaɪp) /

noun

a copy as distinguished from a prototype
architect a cast embossed or in relief
Derived Formsectypal (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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