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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 researchers have only tested a small prototype in the lab, and there’s no guarantee that the design will perform as well out in the field.
Joined by an Ikea representative, Abloh reiterated that even product seen was just a prototype that would continue to be workshopped over the next couple of weeks before being released in full this summer.
Last spring, Carroll spent two weekends throwing together a prototype that linked the Magic 8-Ball to a single online form that companies could fill out on their own.
But at a minimum, there is a prototype on how Democrats can be successful in statewide elections.
Five days after Sessions made his provocative speech in Sacramento, Brown released a letter to Trump, who was about to make his first Presidential trip to California, to view border-wall prototypes on the edge of San Diego.
President Donald Trump views border wall prototypes near the US-Mexico border Tuesday in San Diego, California, his first visit to the state since taking office.
There is no prototype because some scorers are quick and fast, and some are big and physical dodgers.
Donald Trump loves the ceremonial parts of his job, and his trip to California to inspect prototypes for a border wall was pure theater.
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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.
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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