Ectype

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ectype A copy from an original; a type of something that has previously existed. "Some regarded him [Klopstock] as an ectype of the ancient prophets."
    • Ectype (Classical Archæol) A copy, as in pottery, of an artist's original work. Hence:
    • Ectype (Classical Archæol) A work sculptured in relief, as a cameo, or in bas-relief (in this sense used loosely).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ectype A reproduction or copy of an original; a copy: opposed to prototype.
    • n ectype Specifically In architecture, a copy in relief or embossed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ectype ek′tīp a reproduction or copy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. ectype,. See Ectypal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. ek, out, and typos, a figure.