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prototype

pro·to·type

prototype

 
 
pronunciation:
pro to taIp
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an original model on which later stages or forms are based or developed.
The company made several improvements to its prototype before launching their new model car.
synonyms:
archetype, type
similar words:
forerunner, model, mold, original, pattern, precedent
definition 2: that which provides an example, as by being the standard or worthy of emulation.
synonyms:
example, ideal, model, paradigm, pattern, type
similar words:
classic, image, lead, monument, paragon, picture, precedent, standard, touchstone
definition 3: a primitive or prior form or species of biological organism; ancestor.
synonyms:
ancestor
similar words:
antecedent, forerunner, precursor, predecessor
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derivations: prototypic (adj.), prototypical (adj.), prototypically (adv.)
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