archaeo-, archeo-, archae-, arche-, archa-, archi-, -arch
(Greek: original [first in time], beginning, first cause, origin, ancient, primitive, from the beginning; most basic)
2. Something that served as the model or pattern for other things of the same type: An archetype, or prototype, can serve as a copy of concepts, objects, or even people
3. An original model or type after which other similar things are patterned; a prototype: "Frankenstein" and "Dracula" are both good examples of archetypes that have made an impact on later stories of horror and fear!
4. An ideal example of a type; quintessence: Mrs. Smart was an archetype of the successful educator."
5. In Jungian psychology, an inherited pattern of thought or symbolic imagery derived from the past collective experience and present in the individual unconscious: Maybe Cinderella could be an archetype of girls in the western culture.
6. Etymology: "Original pattern from which copies are made", from 1545, from Latin archetypum, from Greek arkhetypon, "pattern, model"; neuter of the adjective arkhetypos, "first-molded"; from arkhe-, "first" plus typos, "model, type, blow, mark of a blow".
As applied to Jungian psychology in the sense of "pervasive idea" or "image from the collective unconscious" is from 1919.
2. In computer science: a long-term storage area, often on magnetic tape, for backup copies, of files or for files that are no longer in active use; a file containing one or more files in compressed format for more efficient storage and transfer: Glenda made sure her data was safely stored in the archives of her computer and on a special backup disk.
3. A repository for stored recollections or information: Someone has said that the archive of a person's mind can hold many memories.
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2. To collect and to store computer files in an archive so they can be found and used when desired or needed: The staff archived a collection of news articles about educational issues.
Ira really enjoyed his summer job because he was working in the government archive department for local history. His job was to archive the collection of newspaper articles about the town.
2. The science of government: Marc thought he would involve himself in the discipline of archology, since he wanted to know much more about different types of governing authorities and various regimes of countries around the world.
A misspelling of "archetype".
2. Etymology: arc(hitecture) plus (ec)ology.
2. A subdiscipline of biology that integrates the concepts of human biology with those of anthropological archaeology: In bioarchaeology, one might isolate and amplify DNA from very old bones, such as from the frozen body of the 9,000-year-old "Ice Man" who was found in the Italian Alps.