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Definition of Archetypes

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original model, original pattern
Archetypes Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Plone
Archetypes is a framework for the development of new Content Types in Zope/CMF/Plone.

Archetypes (formerly known as CMFTypes) is a Zope Product which simplifies the creation of new content
types under Zope 2 and the Content Management Framework (CMF). A content type might be a document, event, image, or any other content object that is made available for users/content creators to add to a Zope content management site.
Archetypes Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
The concept of an archetype is found in areas relating to behavior, modern psychological theory, and literary analysis. An archetype can be:
  1. a statement, pattern of behavior, or prototype which other statements, patterns of behavior, and objects copy or emulate;
  2. a Platonic philosophical idea referring to pure forms which embody the fundamental characteristics of a thing;
  3. a collectively-inherited unconscious idea, pattern of thought, image, etc., that is universally present in individual psyches, as in Jungian psychology;
  4. or a constantly recurring symbol or motif in literature, painting, or mythology (this usage of the term draws from both comparative anthropology and Jungian archetypal theory).

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Archetypes Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Social Work in Canada
Jung named these culturally and generational transmitted and inherited personality building blocks of the unconscious archetypes. Because they emanate from the deepest regions of the collective unconscious and are so ancient, they are also called primordial images.
Archetypes Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an original model on which something is patterned
(synonym) original, pilot
(hypernym) model, example