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Synonyms for prototype
ˈproʊ təˌtaɪp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prototype, paradigm, epitome, image(noun)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prototype(n.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    prototypes, prototyping, blueprint

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How to use prototype in a sentence?

  1. Simon Marriott:

    This will allow aerospace companies to compress their development cycles because we are making these prototype engines three or four times faster than normal.

  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. The Spaniard:

    I think we can have a prototype ready in September (2016), so we will do testing...in October, November and December and then start producing in January and you can have 10 or 20 cars by end of March and do the first race in April (2017), this car is more or less going to be like a skateboard. So you have a flat battery in the floor, four motors – one on each wheel – and that’s it.

  4. Viirj Kan:

    We've got a working prototype but we've yet to test it on users -- that's definitely the next step.

  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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