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"
An original object or form which is a basis for other objects, forms, or for its models and generalizations
An early sample or model built to test a concept or process
The prototype had loose wires and rough edges, but it worked.
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.
A declaration of a function that specifies the name, return type, and parameters but none of the body, or actual code.
To create a prototype of.
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
Origin: [F., from L. prototypus original, primitive, Gr. , ; first + type, model. See Proto-, and Type]
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
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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The numerical value of prototype in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of prototype in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6