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prototype




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prototype
     1. n. An original form or object which is a basis for other forms or objects (particularly manufactured items), or for its generalizations and models.
     2. n. An early sample or model built to test a concept or process.
           The prototype had loose wires and rough edges, but it worked.
     3. n. (computing) A declaration of a function that specifies the name, return type, and parameters, but none of the body or actual code.
     4. n. (semantics) An instance of a category or a concept that combines its most representative attributes.
           A robin is a prototype of a bird; a penguin is not.
     5. v. To create a prototype of.

Example Sentences

But not just any woman, but my prototype of the perfect woman! 


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