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Examples of prototype in a Sentence
They tested the prototype of the car.
He is developing a prototype for his invention.
He is the prototype of a conservative businessman.
The Sherlock Holmes stories are the prototypes of modern detective stories.
Recent Examples of prototype from the Web
The suit is just a prototype, but the creators eventually want anyone to be able to wear it anywhere.
Most, however, argue that the Half Disme was meant to be a prototype or just pattern coinage, but George Washington's State of the Union Address on November 6 of the same year may indicate otherwise.
Two months after showing off a few prototypes from her Good American maternity denim line, Kardashian debuted the collection — aptly titled Good Mama — by posing for it herself.
The restaurant at 2530 Kirk Road, just north of Butterfield Road, is a new Wendy’s prototype, only the third of its kind in Illinois.
And so, the group developed a prototype floating robot that cleaned up trash from the river.
But investigators say engineers were never directly involved in Verrückt's conception or design and that Henry, Schooley and their team completed a prototype within 36 days.
Photos by by Piers Taylor via Dezeen British architecture practice Invisible Studio, known for its environmentally sensitive work, has created a prototype of a tiny prefab trailer that cost just £20,000, or about $28,000, to build.
Icon printed a prototype home in Austin and has tuned its process in anticipation of conditions and materials available in El Salvador.
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Did You Know?
The prefix prot-, or proto-, comes from Greek and has the basic meaning "first in time" or "first formed." A prototype is someone or something that serves as a model or inspiration for those that come later. A successful fund-raising campaign can serve as a prototype for future campaigns. The legendary Robin Hood, the "prototypical" kindhearted and honorable outlaw, has been the inspiration for countless other romantic heroes. And for over a century, Vincent van Gogh has been the prototype of the brilliant, tortured artist who is unappreciated in his own time.
Origin and Etymology of prototype
First Known Use: 1552See Words from the same year
PROTOTYPE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prototype for English Language Learners
: an original or first model of something from which other forms are copied or developed
: someone or something that has the typical qualities of a particular group, kind, etc.
: a first or early example that is used as a model for what comes later
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