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Synonyms for prototype
ˈproʊ təˌtaɪppro·to·type

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. prototype

    From its original sense of sample or specimen (Latin exemplum) example derives the seemingly contradictory meanings, on the one hand of a pattern or model, and on the other hand of a warning — a sample or specimen of what is to be followed, or of what is to be shunned. An example, however, may be more than a sample or specimen of any class; it may be the very archetype or prototype to which the whole class must conform, as when Christ is spoken of as being an example or leaving an example for his disciples. Example comes nearer to the possible freedom of the model than to the necessary exactness of the pattern; often we can not, in a given case, exactly imitate the best example, but only adapt its teachings to altered circumstances. In its application to a person or thing, exemplar can scarcely be distinguished from example; but example is most frequently used for an act, or course of action, for which exemplar is not used; as, one sets a good (or a bad) example. An exemplification is an illustrative working out in action of a principle or law, without any reference to its being copied or repeated; an example guides, an exemplification illustrates or explains. Ensample is the same as example, but is practically obsolete outside of Scriptural or theological language. Compare MODEL; SAMPLE.

    Synonyms:
    archetype, ensample, example, exemplar, exemplification, ideal, model, pattern, precedent, sample, specimen, standard, type, warning

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. prototype, paradigm, epitome, imagenoun

    a standard or typical example

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

    Synonyms:
    paradigm, range, effigy, trope, figure of speech, ikon, figure, substitution class, simulacrum, range of a function, image, epitome, persona, look-alike, icon, mental image, double, picture

Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. prototypenoun

    Synonyms:
    original pattern, model, type, exemplar, example, archetype, protoplast

PPDB, the paraphrase database3.0 / 2 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "prototype":

    prototypes, prototyping, blueprint

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How to use prototype in a sentence?

  1. Joe Jimenez:

    I had said it would take about five years to see a product on the market, the calendar is light and we are already developing a technological lens prototype (that) should be tested on humans in 2016.

  2. Daniel Cordier:

    In the future, perhaps we will discover some 'exo-Titan' among exoplanets, making our Titan the prototype of a new class of celestial objects.

  3. Chris Hansen:

    What you saw today was a prototype of the pressure garment. The life support system is back in a lab in Houston, we want systems that allow our astronauts to be scientists on the surface of the moon.

  4. Ian Tomaszewski:

    We think it's realistic, we're looking to license the patent to Google or Alphabet, SpaceX, Elon Musk, maybe the European Space Agency, and we think that in three to five years a 1.5 kilometer prototype model - full-scale model - could be accomplished.

  5. Bernhard Thomaszewski:

    It took us minutes to design these creatures, but hours to assemble them and days to produce parts on 3D printers, the fact is that it is both expensive and time-consuming to build a prototype—which underscores the importance of a design system such as ours, which produces a final design without the need for building multiple physical iterations.


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