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pro·to·type

 (prō′tə-tīp′)
n.
1. An original type, form, or instance serving as a basis or standard: "The abolitionists were the prototype of modern citizen activism" (Adam Hochschild).
2. An original, full-scale, and usually working model of a new product or new version of an existing product.
3. A typical example of a class or category: "He fit the prototype of the artist as social misfit and compulsive contrarian" (Stephen Holden).
tr.v. pro·to·typed, pro·to·typ·ing, pro·to·types
To make a prototype of (a product).

[French, from Greek prōtotupon, from neuter of prōtotupos, original : prōto-, proto- + tupos, model.]

pro′to·typ′al (-tī′pəl), pro′to·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk), pro′to·typ′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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Adj.1.prototypic - representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned; "archetypal patterns"; "she was the prototypal student activist"
first - preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training"

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