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

 ar·che·type /ˈɑrkɪˌtaɪp/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ar·che·type /ˈɑrkɪˌtaɪp/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ar·che·type n.
 1. The original pattern or model of a work; or the model from which a thing is made or formed.
    The House of Commons, the archetype of all the representative assemblies which now meet.   --Macaulay.
    Types and shadows of that glorious archetype that was to come into the world.   --South.
 2. Coinage The standard weight or coin by which others are adjusted.
 3. Biol. The plan or fundamental structure on which a natural group of animals or plants or their systems of organs are assumed to have been constructed; as, the vertebrate archetype.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an original model on which something is patterned [syn: original,