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ectype

[ek-tahyp] /ˈɛk taɪp/
noun
1.
a reproduction; copy (opposed to prototype).
Origin
1640-1650
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 forms
ectypal
[ek-tuh-puh l, -tahy-] /ˈɛk tə pəl, -taɪ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ectype

ectype

/ˈɛkˌtaɪp/
noun
1.
a copy as distinguished from a prototype
2.
(architect) a cast embossed or in relief
Derived Forms
ectypal (ˈɛktɪpəl) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Greek ektupos worked in relief, from ek- out of + tupos mould; see type
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