from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A copy; usually contrasted with the original, or archetype.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.
  • n. A copy, as in pottery, of an artist's original work. Hence
  • n. A work sculptured in relief, as a cameo, or in bas-relief (in this sense used loosely).
  • n. A copy from an original; a type of something that has previously existed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A reproduction or copy of an original; a copy: opposed to prototype.
  • n. Specifically In architecture, a copy in relief or embossed.


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