how to pronounce archetype


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archetype is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of archetype in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… you're looking at an archetype this is a …”

meanings of archetype


  1. An original model of which all other similar concepts, objects, or persons are merely copied, derivative, emulated, or patterned; a prototype.
  2. A protograph (“original manuscript of a text from which all further copies derive").
  3. A character, object, or story that is based on a known character, object, or story.
  4. According to Swiss psychologist Carl Jung: a universal pattern of thought, present in an individual's unconscious, inherited from the past collective experience of humanity.
  5. An ideal example of something; a quintessence.


  1. To depict as, model using, or otherwise associate an object or subject with an archetype.

archetype frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word archetype occurs in english on average 1.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics archetype can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that archetype can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) people, society, and culture;

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