Ectype - definition of ectype by The Free Dictionary
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1. a copy as distinguished from a prototype
2. (Architecture) architect a cast embossed or in relief
[C17: from Greek ektupos worked in relief, from ek- out of + tupos mould; see type]
ec•type (ˈɛk taɪp)
[1640–50; appar. < Greek éktypos
modeled in relief; see ec
ec′ty•pal (-tə pəl, -taɪ-) adj.
an exact copy. — ectypal, adj.See also: Copying
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financial projections of the costs and benefits of the system, in both ectype
of contract: services
Christianity may be an ectype
of its monotheistic harbinger, but in the transition from a religion in which God distinguishes a people to a religion in which no people are distinguished, (69) something fundamental was lost.
becomes, like the wounded King Pelles, another ectype
of the Divine King [Christ] wounded on Calvary" (Williams and the Arthuriad 150).