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prototype

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1 one of a group or collection that shows what the whole is like
  • a literary character who is regarded as the prototype of the fanatical and intolerant pursuer of justice

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2 something belonging to an earlier time from which something else was later developed
  • the Greek epic that is the prototype of the hero myth

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3 something from which copies are made
  • the manufacturer exhaustively tested the prototype of the vehicle before approving production

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The first known use of prototype was in 1552

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“Prototype.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prototype. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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