ectype

[ ek-tahyp ]
/ ˈɛk taɪp /

noun

a reproduction; copy (opposed to prototype).

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM ectype

ec·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 forms of ectype

ectypal (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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