What does Prototype mean?

Definitions for Prototypeˈproʊ təˌtaɪp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prototype, paradigm, epitome, image(noun)

    a standard or typical example

    "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"

Wiktionary

  1. prototype(Noun)

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

  2. prototype(Noun)

    An early sample or model built to test a concept or process

    The prototype had loose wires and rough edges, but it worked.

  3. prototype(Noun)

    An instance of a category or a concept that combines its most representative attributes.

    A robin is a prototype of a bird; a penguin is not.

  4. prototype(Noun)

    A declaration of a function that specifies the name, return type, and parameters but none of the body, or actual code.

  5. prototype(Verb)

    To create a prototype of.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prototype(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [F., from L. prototypus original, primitive, Gr. , ; first + type, model. See Proto-, and Type]

Freebase

  1. Prototype

    A prototype is an early sample or model built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from. It is a term used in a variety of contexts, including semantics, design, electronics, and software programming. A prototype is designed to test and trial a new design to enhance precision by system analysts and users. Prototyping serves to provide specifications for a real, working system rather than a theoretical one. The word prototype derives from the Greek πρωτότυπον, "primitive form", neutral of πρωτότυπος, "original, primitive", from πρῶτος, "first" and τύπος, "impression".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prototype

    prō′tō-tīp, n. the first or original type or model from which anything is copied: an exemplar: a pattern.—adjs. Prō′totypal, Prōtotyp′ical. [Fr.,—L.,—Gr., prōtos, first, typos, a type.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prototype in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prototype in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Viirj Kan:

    We've got a working prototype but we've yet to test it on users -- that's definitely the next step.

  2. Andrew Ainsworth:

    Nick took it to Lucas as a prototype, and Lucas just said, 'Oh great, give me 50 of them now, in a hurry.' But it was only ever meant to be a prototype.

  3. Simon Marriott:

    This will allow aerospace companies to compress their development cycles because we are making these prototype engines three or four times faster than normal.

  4. Tom Doyle:

    This happens to be the first prototype of what we call the Black Beauty. It was sent to My God you in 1953, 1954, this is the beginning of the proper Les Paul guitar.

  5. Shuhei Yoshida:

    Our goal with VR is to deliver a sense of presence, making the player feel as though they've stepped inside the world of a game, the new Project Morpheus prototype brings us closer to that goal, as it improves the visual experience and tracking accuracy, both of which are critical to achieving sense of presence.

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