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1. One that is foreshadowed by or identified with an earlier symbol or type, such as a figure in the New Testament who has a counterpart in the Old Testament.
2. An opposite or contrasting type.

[Medieval Latin antitypus, from Late Greek antitupos, copy, antitype, from Greek, corresponding, representing : anti-, equal to, like; see anti- + tupos, print, impression.]

an′ti·typ′i·cal (-tĭp′ĭ-kəl) adj.


1. (Bible) a person or thing that is foreshadowed or represented by a type or symbol, esp a character or event in the New Testament prefigured in the Old Testament
2. an opposite type
antitypic, ˌantiˈtypical adj
ˌantiˈtypically adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antitype - a person or thing represented or foreshadowed by a type or symbol; especially a figure in the Old Testament having a counterpart in the New Testament
internal representation, mental representation, representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
2.antitype - an opposite or contrasting typeantitype - an opposite or contrasting type  
kind, sort, form, variety - a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
type - a subdivision of a particular kind of thing; "what type of sculpture do you prefer?"