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PROTOTYPE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prototype mean? 

PROTOTYPE (noun)
  The noun PROTOTYPE has 1 sense:

1. a standard or typical example

  Familiarity information: PROTOTYPE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROTOTYPE (noun)


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Meaning:

A standard or typical example

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

epitome; prototype; paradigm; image

Context examples:

he is the prototype of good breeding / he provided America with an image of the good father

Hypernyms ("prototype" is a kind of...):

example; model (a representative form or pattern)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prototype"):

concentrate (a concentrated example)

imago ((psychoanalysis) an idealized image of someone (usually a parent) formed in childhood)


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