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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ec·type n.
 1. Classical Archæol. (a) A copy, as in pottery, of an artist's original work. Hence: (b) A work sculptured in relief, as a cameo, or in bas-relief (in this sense used loosely).
 2. A copy from an original; a type of something that has previously existed.
    Some regarded him [Klopstock] as an ectype of the ancient prophets.   --Eng. Cyc. .