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Archetype vs. Stereotype

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The main difference between Archetype and Stereotype is that the Archetype is a concept in psychology, literature, philosophy and Stereotype is a thought that may be adopted about specific types of individuals or certain ways of doing things.

Wikipedia
  • Archetype (noun)

    An original model of which all other similar objects, or copied, derivative, patterned; a prototype. from mid 16th c.

  • Archetype (noun)

    An ideal example of something; a quintessence.

  • Archetype (noun)

    A based on a known character, object, or story.

  • Archetype (noun)

    According to pattern of thought, present in an individual's unconscious, past collective experience of humanity.

  • Archetype (noun)

    A original manuscript of a text from which all further copies derive.

  • Archetype (verb)

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

  • Stereotype (noun)

    A conventional, formulaic, and often oversimplified or exaggerated conception, opinion, or image of (a person).

  • Stereotype (noun)

    A person who is regarded as embodying or conforming to a set image or type.

  • Stereotype (noun)

    A metal printing plate cast from a matrix moulded from a raised printing surface.

  • Stereotype (noun)

    An extensibility mechanism of the Unified Modeling Language, allowing a new element to be derived from an existing one with added specializations.

  • Stereotype (verb)

    To make a stereotype of someone or something, or characterize someone by a stereotype.

  • Stereotype (verb)

    To prepare for printing in stereotype; to produce stereotype plates of.

    "to stereotype the Bible"

  • Stereotype (verb)

    To print from a stereotype.

  • Stereotype (verb)

    To make firm or permanent; to fix.

Wiktionary
  • Archetype (noun)

    a very typical example of a certain person or thing

    "he was the archetype of the old-style football club chairman"

  • Archetype (noun)

    an original which has been imitated; a prototype

    "an instrument which was the archetype of the early flute"

  • Archetype (noun)

    (in Jungian theory) a primitive mental image inherited from the earliest human ancestors, and supposed to be present in the collective unconscious.

  • Archetype (noun)

    a recurrent symbol or motif in literature, art, or mythology

    "mythological archetypes of good and evil"

  • Stereotype (noun)

    a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing

    "sexual and racial stereotypes"

    "the stereotype of the woman as the carer"

  • Stereotype (noun)

    a person or thing that conforms to a widely held but oversimplified image of the class or type to which they belong

    "don't treat anyone as a stereotype"

  • Stereotype (noun)

    a relief printing plate cast in a mould made from composed type or an original plate.

  • Stereotype (verb)

    view or represent as a stereotype

    "the city is too easily stereotyped as an industrial wasteland"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Archetype (noun)

    The original pattern or model of a work; or the model from which a thing is made or formed.

  • Archetype (noun)

    The standard weight or coin by which others are adjusted.

  • Archetype (noun)

    The plan or fundamental structure on which a natural group of animals or plants or their systems of organs are assumed to have been constructed; as, the vertebrate archetype.

  • Stereotype (noun)

    A plate forming an exact faximile of a page of type or of an engraving, used in printing books, etc.; specifically, a plate with type-metal face, used for printing.

  • Stereotype (noun)

    The art or process of making such plates, or of executing work by means of them.

  • Stereotype

    To prepare for printing in stereotype; to make the stereotype plates of; as, to stereotype the Bible.

  • Stereotype

    Fig.: To make firm or permanent; to fix.

Webster Dictionary
  • Archetype (noun)

    an original model on which something is patterned

  • Stereotype (noun)

    a conventional or formulaic conception or image;

    "regional stereotypes have been part of America since its founding"

  • Stereotype (verb)

    treat or classify according to a mental stereotype;

    "I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European"

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