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1 Exemplar, pattern, prototype, or original work serving as a model after which a building or buildings are copied.

2 Something exemplifying the ideal characteristics of, say, a temple, so some would hold that the Parthenon is the very type of a Greek Doric temple.

3 Tester.

4 Top of a small cupola or turret, e.g. the crowning part of a Tudor turret, such as those of the White Tower, Tower of London (1532).

5 Form or character that distinguishes a class or group of buildings (building-type), e.g. church, mausoleum, town-hall, temple.

Subjects: Architecture.

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