Archetype

Definition of Archetype

Ar´che`type   Pronunciation: är´kė`tīp
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.

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