The original pattern or style of a work or even the design from which a thing is made or formed
- something that functions as a model or a basis to make copies
- the first structure or type of a-work; or the design from which anything is created or created.
- the conventional body weight or money where other individuals are adjusted.
- the master plan or fundamental framework by which an all-natural band of pets or plants or their particular systems of body organs are presumed to being constructed; as, the vertebrate archetype.
the initial backup.
"original pattern from which copies manufactured," 1540s [Barnhart] or c.1600 [OED], from Latin archetypum, from Greek arkhetypon "pattern, model, figure on a seal," neuter of adjective arkhetypos "first-moulded," from arkhe- "first" (see archon) + typos "model, kind, blow, level of a blow" (identify type). Jungian psychology sense of "pervasive concept or image from collective involuntary" is from 1919. Jung defined archetypal photos as "forms or images of a collective nature which occur practically throughout the planet as constituents of myths as well as the same time frame as autochthonous individual services and products of unconscious source." ["Psychology and Religion" 1937]
A biological term that means flowers or animals from which particular attributes have-been passed down.
(Gr. arche, first; and typos, kind) The original structure of forms of which actual things are copies. (Platonic). -- J.K.F.
(n.) The original structure or style of a work; or perhaps the design where a thing is created or formed.
- (n.) The typical weight or coin wherein others are adjusted.
- (n.) The master plan or fundamental construction by which a natural set of animals or plants or their systems of organs are thought to have already been built; as, the vertebrate archetype.
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