Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 22 (Thing copied)

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#22. [Thing copied.] Prototype. -- N. prototype, original, model, pattern, precedent, standard, ideal, reference, scantling, type; archetype, antitype[obs]; protoplast, module, exemplar, example, ensample[obs], paradigm; lay-figure.

text, copy, design; fugleman[obs], keynote. die, mold; matrix, last, plasm[obs]; proplasm[obs], protoplasm; mint; seal, punch, intaglio, negative; stamp.

V. be an example, be a role model, set an example; set a copy. Phr. a precedent embalms a principle [Disraeli]; exempla sunt odiosa[Lat].