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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 

PROTO (adjective)

Sense 1proto [BACK TO TOP]


Indicating the first or earliest or original

Context example:

'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)

Domain usage:

combining form (a bound form used only in compounds)

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