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Dictionary entry overview: What does proto mean?
• PROTO (adjective)
The adjective PROTO has 1 sense:
1. indicating the first or earliest or original
Familiarity information: PROTO used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Indicating the first or earliest or original
'proto' is a combining form in a word like 'protolanguage' that refers to the hypothetical ancestor of another language or group of languages
early (at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time)
combining form (a bound form used only in compounds)
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