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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.prototypical - 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"

prototypical

adjective
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prototypical

[ˌprəʊtəˈtɪpɪkəl] ADJprototípico

prototypical

adj (= typical)typisch
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Prototypical Direct Anything perceived as sentient.
Tenders are invited for assist the district in revising the prototypical design used in previous school construction projects and/or create new school designs.
It will be claimed here that so-called "exocentric" compounds are atypical or non-prototypical combinations--as compared to the more prototypical "endocentric" compounds.
For some, he was the prototypical traitor of Reformation unity, while for others he was the central figure in the emergence of a congregationalist-oriented Reformation movement that paved the way for the Anabaptists and the Free Church tradition.
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In one, Ruth represents the prototypical convert; many women today who leave another faith for Judaism adopt her name.
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"This will have a complete new prototypical design, which is the current look Outback is going with now."
Dialogue must have two parties willing to acknowledge the state as their last repository of hope; they must acknowledge the existence of a unified people and regime setting itself as a prototypical model of peaceful coexistence, Zu'bi concluded.
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He looks at meaning as category, non-dualistic meaning, meaning in the semiotic triangle, meaning as prototypical category, meaning as field, and activation of meaning and meaning fields.
But, the class-inclusion model does not treat metaphors as analogies rather the source is treated as prototypical instantiation of a larger, newly created super-ordinate category, which is seen then as encompassing both source and target domains.