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English definition of “archetype”


noun [C]  /ˈɑr·kɪˌtɑɪp/
literature the original model or a perfect example of something archetypal  /ˌɑr·kɪˈtɑɪ·pəl/ adjective [not gradable]
(Definition of archetype noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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