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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 current prototype is thought to have set BAE back by around £185m ($244m).
Currently, the prototype has four sections, but the researchers plan to build a version with twelve sections soon.
The future: An Assistant interface, feedback, and more use cases At the THEP event, Google took time to look back and talked a bit about the first Duplex prototype.
The unit cost of the latest prototype is about $100.
The Taycan prototype has been spotted on the Nurburgring racetrack, a sleek ground-hugging sports car that resembles the stately Panamera.
Allied militaries were given a chance to get up close to the new vehicle for the first time last week where the prototypes were unveiled at Eurosatory.
Yet the grandeur of Germania is capsizing under unstable soil, foundations slowly buckling, cracks appearing in walls; just as the sinking prototype Schwerbelastungskörper suggested.
This year’s draft class features a multitude of intriguing wings, but only one truly possesses the all-around upside and frame to fit the ideal prototype: Kevin Knox.
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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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