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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
Already tabbed as the perfect prototype for a professional QB, Lawrence towers over the line at 6-foot-6, 210 pounds with more room to grow (Watson arrived at Clemson weighing about 180 pounds).
Since their construction, the prototypes have been tested to see if they can be scaled, dug under or blown up.
The prototypes used in the study were made from a polymer that’s not FDA approved for permanent implantation in humans.
Over time, the engineering, physics, and mathematics that created the Have Blue prototypes would be refined to create the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter and serve as the basis for the designs of the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II.
After all, what was the superstar if not the prototype for the reality?
The prototype came with a missile that fired from Boba Fett's back, Lehmkuhl said.
The prototype was also able to perform coupon and redemption payments on securities.
When the Cleveland prototypes came together in November, the work was done by science center staff and students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District's MC2STEM High School.
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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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