Definition of Prototype

1. Noun. A standard or typical example. "He provided America with an image of the good father"

Exact synonyms: Epitome, Image, Paradigm
Generic synonyms: Example, Model
Specialized synonyms: Concentrate, Imago
Derivative terms: Epitomise, Epitomize, Paradigmatic, Prototypal, Prototypic, Prototypical



Definition of Prototype

1. n. An original or model after which anything is copied; the pattern of anything to be engraved, or otherwise copied, cast, or the like; a primary form; exemplar; archetype.

Definition of Prototype

1. Noun. An original object or form which is a basis for other objects, forms, or for its models and generalizations ¹

2. Noun. An early sample or model built to test a concept or process ¹

3. Noun. (semantics) An instance of a category or a concept that combines its most representative attributes. ¹

4. Noun. (computing) A declaration of a function that specifies the name, return type, and parameters but none of the body, or actual code. ¹

5. Verb. To create a prototype of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prototype

1. [v -TYPED, -TYPING, -TYPES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prototype

prototherian
prototherians
protothread
protothreads
prototile
prototiles
prototroph
prototrophic
prototrophies
prototrophs
prototrophy
prototropic
prototropically
prototropy
prototypal
prototype (current term)
prototyped
prototyper
prototypers
prototypes
prototypic
prototypical
prototypicality
prototypically
prototyping
protovertebra
protovertebrae
protovertebral
protoxid
protoxide

Literary usage of Prototype

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edward Westermarck (1906)
"As public indignation is the prototype of moral disapproval, so public approval, expressed in public praise, is the prototype of moral approval. ..."

2. The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most Celebrated by John Colin Dunlop (1842)
"The episodes, as in its prototype, are interwoven in the most complicated manner. There are the same iong discussions on the nature of love as in the ..."

3. Essays on Wheat: Including the Discovery and Introduction of Marquis Wheat by Arthur Henry Reginald Buller (1919)
"But of the three species which have this common character, which one shall we select as the prototype and why make this selection to the exclusion of others ..."

4. Retrospections of America, 1797-1811 by John Bernard, Laurence Hutton, Brander Matthews (1886)
"Many would have considered that regal nest of idolatry an inauspicious, and even profane, prototype for a city which was meant to be the shrine of a true ..."

5. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"This prototype of all constitutions, state and federal, as they exist to-day in the United States,1 was to draw its authority from a direct acceptance by ..."

6. Boot Camps for Juvenile Offenders: An Implementation Evaluation of Three by Blair B. Borque (1997)
"The Three prototype Juvenile Boot Camps OJJDP awarded grants to three teams of public and private agencies to develop prototype demonstration programs for ..."

7. Mathematical Philosophy: A Study of Fate and Freedom; Lectures for Educated by Cassius Jackson Keyser (1922)
"... as systems of principles underlying and supporting definite bodies of thought, and so they serve as a model, as an ideal prototype, for the inspiration, ..."

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