What does prototype mean?

Definitions for prototype
ˈproʊ təˌtaɪppro·to·type

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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

Examples of prototype in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Welser:

    The goal would be, within a year or so, to have the first working prototype (of the battery).

  2. Viirj Kan:

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

  3. Ann Woo:

    What we thought was really so amazing was their ingenuity, their ability to prototype and create different designs.

  4. Masayuki Suo:

    I always find the people of Kyoto to be the prototype of the Japanese, i see Japanese culture in its polished form in Kyoto.

  5. Maria Moldes:

    These people don't have the prototype of beauty we are used to seeing, but you end up liking them. Some women I found stunningly beautiful.

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