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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
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.
En+ hopes for a first prototype by the end of the year.
Waymo, the former Google self-driving car division that made its name with its pod-like driverless car prototypes, will make its foray into luxury cars beginning this year.
So Red Bull developed its own prototype, the aeroscreen, which struggled in tests conducted by the F.I.A. before the team abandoned the idea.
Compared to other air taxis aspirants like Uber or Airbus which are still floating around concept art, Kitty Hawk is pretty far along with its functional full-size prototype.
As expected, President Donald Trump's tour of his eight border wall prototypes in San Diego was the highlight of his first presidential visit to solid-blue California.
Trump addressed Marines and other service members at an air base in San Diego after visiting his border wall prototypes.
SpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket business, launched its first prototypes on February 22nd.
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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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