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- n. Plural form of ectype.
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And then there is also another sort of idea - 'ectypes' - which are each mind's individual subjective perceptions of the persisting archetypes.
Secondly, the complex ideas of substances are ectypes, copies too; but not perfect ones, not adequate: which is very evident to the mind, in that it plainly perceives, that whatever collection of simple ideas it makes of any substance that exists, it cannot be sure that it exactly answers all that are in that substance.
The ideas are the prototypes, the phenomena are ectypes.