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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
Of the eight prototypes for border walls that have been installed near the U.S. border with Mexico in San Diego County this month, none include solar panels, The Post's Tracy Jan reports.
The facility also aims to nimbly develop and build prototypes for carmakers and other industries.
Researchers first created 10 prototype male faces by averaging 50 photos of young white men.
Once the testing process is over, CBP will pick parts of each prototype that are most effective, but there probably won't be one singular winner.
His prototype was developed with partial funding from the Gates Foundation, and McGlothlin is searching for a financial backer with the millions of dollars necessary to seek approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
Castroneves will team up with former Penske IndyCar driver Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron in developing the Acura ARX-05 Daytona International prototype and trying to win the 24 Hours of Daytona and the IMSA championship in 2018.
His first prototype—one of more than 500—was a pair of pants Yasin baked in his home oven to set the pleats.
The engineers are researching different materials and selecting certain components of the craft to build prototypes for testing.
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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
Synonymscase, exemplar, exemplification, illustration, instance, example, representative, sample, specimen
Antonymsdescendant (also descendent)
Related Wordsarchetype, classic, locus classicus, paradigm; cross section, microcosm; evidence, indication, manifestation, sign
Near Antonymsby-product, derivative, offshoot, outgrowth, spin-off; daughter, son
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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