from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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


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