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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Prototypenoun

    The original of a copy; exemplar; archetype.

    Etymology: prototype, Fr. πϱωτότυπον.

    Man is the prototype of all exact symmetry. Henry Wotton.

    The image and prototype were two distinct things; and therefore what belonged to the exemplar could not be attributed to the image. Edward Stillingfleet.

Wikipedia

  1. Prototype

    A prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process. It is a term used in a variety of contexts, including semantics, design, electronics, and software programming. A prototype is generally used to evaluate 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. In some design workflow models, creating a prototype (a process sometimes called materialization) is the step between the formalization and the evaluation of an idea.A prototype can also mean a typical example of something such as in the use of the derivation 'prototypical'. This is a useful term in identifying objects, behaviours and concepts which are considered the accepted norm and is analogous with terms such as stereotypes and archetypes. The word prototype derives from the Greek πρωτότυπον prototypon, "primitive form", neutral of πρωτότυπος prototypos, "original, primitive", from πρῶτος protos, "first" and τύπος typos, "impression" (originally in the sense of a mark left by a blow, then by a stamp struck by a die (note "typewriter"); by implication a scar or mark; by analogy a shape i.e. a statue, (figuratively) style, or resemblance; a model for imitation or illustrative example—note "typical").

ChatGPT

  1. prototype

    A prototype is an original or preliminary model of a product, system, or process created as a basis for further development, refining, or duplication. It is used to test and evaluate design functionality, usability, and feasibility, often used in various stages of product development.

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

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

Wikidata

  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. The Spaniard:

    I think we can have a prototype ready in September (2016), so we will do testing...in October, November and December and then start producing in January and you can have 10 or 20 cars by end of March and do the first race in April (2017), this car is more or less going to be like a skateboard. So you have a flat battery in the floor, four motors – one on each wheel – and that’s it.

  2. Adriana Ituarte:

    This is an artisanal beer, with 4% alcohol. This prototype is a lager, and it's made up of malt, rice and honey so it's good, and the idea is for it to be sold at bars that stock craft beer.

  3. Elon Musk:

    We're obviously at the early stages here. This is a prototype. We're figuring things out, i think there is a path to alleviating traffic congestion in cities.

  4. Clair Tindall:

    We are still in the prototype phase now. So we are iterating on the technology and building more features into the band. So I look forward to see what the full version will become this Fall.

  5. Chris Hansen:

    What you saw today was a prototype of the pressure garment. The life support system is back in a lab in Houston, we want systems that allow our astronauts to be scientists on the surface of the moon.

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