plural of prototype
as in examples
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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as in originals
something from which copies are made the manufacturer exhaustively tested the prototype of the vehicle before approving production

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“Prototypes.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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