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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
To test their prototype, Stephens called Will Hurd, a Republican congressperson whose district includes the nation’s longest stretch of land bordering Mexico.
There, teams showed judges their prototype and demonstrated it.
Their prototype drew praise from executives throughout the company, including Chief Executive Satya Nadella, whose son Zain was born in 1996 with cerebral palsy.
Their prototype can condense and collect between 10 and 20 liters every day in full sun conditions, Gan says.
Launching its first prototype in 1993, by the late ’90s TouchTunes distinguished itself as a leader in digital jukeboxes, anticipating the MP3 as the next wave in music storage and playback.
His prototype of the robot arm has performed its first technical tests successfully, and will start pre-clinical tests this year.
Physically, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound Scott shares qualities with Marques Colston and Brandon Coleman, and the Saints have been looking for players that fit their prototypes at the position.
Last month, Jack's opened its new prototype in Etowah County's Southside.
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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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