What does prototype mean?

Definitions for prototype
ˈproʊ təˌtaɪppro·to·type

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prototype, paradigm, epitome, imagenoun

    a standard or typical example

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

Wiktionary

  1. prototypenoun

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

  2. prototypenoun

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

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

  3. prototypenoun

    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. prototypenoun

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

  5. prototypeverb

    To create a prototype of.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prototypenoun

    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

    Etymology: [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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Entomology

  1. Prototype

    a primitive form to which later forms can be traced.

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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

Examples of prototype in a Sentence

  1. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell:

    Ellis Marsalis was a legend. Ellis Marsalis was the prototype of what we mean when we talk about New Orleans jazz, ellis Marsalis was Ellis Marsalis, a father, and an icon -- and words aren't sufficient to describe the art, the joy and the wonder Ellis Marsalis showed the world.

  2. Timo Birnschein:

    [ It ] is very comparable feature-wise to the first prototype, the second version is much more reliable and almost road-legal. It's not really, but it's almost there and we are trying to bring this car to the road -- but it's a big hassle to be honest because we have so many new technologies in the car that the technical advisory guys are skeptical.

  3. Creator Richard Ramchurn:

    The initial prototype used off-the-shelf footage and basically just proved to us that there was something there with brain signals feeding back a film experience. Our next stage was to try and really make a film specifically for the platform. And that involved making something that was much bigger than the duration called for. I mean; we made a 15 minute film but it was more like making a feature.

  4. Engineer.AI:

    We’re removing one of the biggest bottlenecks, developing a prototype, which enables people to build confidence in their idea before they invest significant time and money. ~ Engineer.ai CEO

  5. Joe Jimenez:

    I had said it would take about five years to see a product on the market, the calendar is light and we are already developing a technological lens prototype (that) should be tested on humans in 2016.

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