Definition of Ectype

1. n. A copy, as in pottery, of an artist's original work. Hence:



Definition of Ectype

1. Noun. (philosophy) A copy; ''usually contrasted with the original, or archetype.'' ¹

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Definition of Ectype

1. a copy [n -S] : ECTYPAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Ectype

1. Extreme somatotype, such as ectomorph (longitype) or endomorph (brachytype). Origin: G. Ek, out, + typos, stamp, model (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ectype

ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-clefting syndrome
ectrogenic
ectromelia virus
ectromelic
ectropic
ectropion
ectropion uveae
ectropium
ectropody
ectrotic
ectylurea
ectypal
ectype (current term)
ectypes
ectypography
ecu
ecuelle
ecuelles
eculizumab
ecumene
ecumenic
ecumenical
ecumenical movement
ecumenicalism
ecumenicalisms
ecumenically
ecumenicism

Literary usage of Ectype

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume (1890)
"This distinction rests upon that between ' "'J'pa' the thing as archetype, and the idea as the corresponding mere sen- ectype. Simple ideas he holds to be ..."

2. Works of Thomas Hill Green by Thomas Hill Green (1894)
"This distinction rests upon that between '"'yp*' the thing as archetype, and the idea as the corresponding mere sen- ectype. Simple ideas he holds to be ..."

3. Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology: Its Principles by Abraham Kuyper (1898)
"Everything, therefore, from without that mingles itself with the ectype and does not come to it from the archetype, is contraband and must be excluded. ..."

4. What is Thought?: Or, The Problem of Philosophy by Way of a General by James Hutchison Stirling (1900)
"To will Spirit an ectype, a copy of the Idea, may seem out of all harmony with Idea in its widest sense ; and even as called an actualisation of the Idea, ..."

5. Boyer's French Dictionary: Comprising All the Improvements of the Latest by Abel Boyer (1849)
"... ectype, imprint (ofa medal, etc.) Ecu, I-kb am crown or crown piece; shield or budder; escutcheon or coat of arms. U's homme qui a beaucoup d'c/cus, ..."

6. Pan-gnosticism: A Suggestion in Philosophy by Noel Winter (1895)
"It takes, in fact, in this ectype, a shape in which it presents the power of origination and construction which eventuates in ..."

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