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Definition of Archetype


  1. The original pattern or model of a work; or the model from which a thing is made or formed.
  2. The standard weight or coin by which others are adjusted.
  3. 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.

Archetype Translations

archetype in German is Urform
archetype in Spanish is arquetipo