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As a writer, I always think about who my prototype actors are, in my brain. It's helpful, as a writer, to think about that.
Carlton Cuse

Meaning of "prototype" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PROTOTYPE

prototype  [ˈprəʊtəˌtaɪp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PROTOTYPE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Prototype is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PROTOTYPE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

prototype

Prototype

A prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from. It is a term used in a variety of contexts, including semantics, design, electronics, and software programming. A prototype is designed to test and trial a new design to enhance precision by system analysts and users. Prototyping serves to provide specifications for a real, working system rather than a theoretical one. The word prototype derives from the Greek πρωτότυπον prototypon, "primitive form", neutral of πρωτότυπος prototypos, "original, primitive", from πρῶτος protos, "first" and τύπος typos, "impression".

Definition of prototype in the English dictionary

The first definition of prototype in the dictionary is one of the first units manufactured of a product, which is tested so that the design can be changed if necessary before the product is manufactured commercially. Other definition of prototype is a person or thing that serves as an example of a type. Prototype is also the ancestral or primitive form of a species or other group; an archetype.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PROTOTYPE


allotype
ˈæləˌtaɪp
autotype
ˈɔːtəˌtaɪp
biotype
ˈbaɪəˌtaɪp
cerotype
ˈsɪərəˌtaɪp
chromatype
ˈkrəʊməˌtaɪp
chromotype
ˈkrəʊməˌtaɪp
countertype
ˈkaʊntəˌtaɪp
cyanotype
saɪˈænəˌtaɪp
ecotype
ˈiːkəˌtaɪp
holotype
ˈhɒləˌtaɪp
isotype
ˈaɪsəˌtaɪp
karyotype
ˈkærɪəˌtaɪp
lectotype
ˈlɛktəˌtaɪp
monotype
ˈmɒnəˌtaɪp
phonotype
ˈfəʊnəˌtaɪp
somatotype
ˈsəʊmətəˌtaɪp
Stenotype
ˈstɛnəˌtaɪp
stereotype
ˈstɛrɪəˌtaɪp
talbotype
ˈtɔːlbəˌtaɪp
topotype
ˈtɒpəˌtaɪp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PROTOTYPE

protospatharius
protostar
protostele
protostelic
protostome
prototherian
prototroph
prototrophic
prototrophy
prototypal
prototypic
prototypical
prototypically
protoxide
protoxylem
protozoa
protozoal
protozoan
protozoic
protozoological

WORDS THAT END LIKE PROTOTYPE

ambrotype
calotype
collotype
cotype
daguerreotype
electrotype
ferrotype
genotype
haplotype
heliotype
Linotype
logotype
neotype
palaeotype
phenotype
photoelectrotype
phototype
platinotype
serotype
stannotype
type

Synonyms and antonyms of prototype in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PROTOTYPE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «prototype» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of prototype

Translation of «prototype» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PROTOTYPE

Find out the translation of prototype to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of prototype from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «prototype» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

样机
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

prototipo
570 millions of speakers

English

prototype
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रोटोटाइप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النموذج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прототип
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

protótipo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রোটোটাইপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

prototype
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Prototaip
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Prototyp
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

試作品
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

시제품
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Prototipe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nguyên mẫu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முன்மாதிரி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नमुना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

prototip
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

prototipo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

prototyp
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прототип
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prototip
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρωτότυπο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

prototipe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

prototyp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

prototype
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of prototype

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PROTOTYPE»

The term «prototype» is very widely used and occupies the 12.050 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PROTOTYPE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about prototype

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10 QUOTES WITH «PROTOTYPE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word prototype.
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Eric Betzig
It takes a huge amount of effort to move from a successful high-tech prototype to broader adoption of an imaging technology.
2
Sara Blakely
Everything about my journey to get Spanx off the ground entailed me having to be a salesperson - from going to the hosiery mills to get a prototype made to calling Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. I had to position myself to get five minutes in the door with buyers.
3
Carlton Cuse
As a writer, I always think about who my prototype actors are, in my brain. It's helpful, as a writer, to think about that.
4
Shawn Fanning
Unfortunately, the client that exists today is still pretty much the prototype design.
5
Martin Filler
Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers's Centre Georges Pompidou of 1971-1977 - the true prototype of the modern museum as popular architectural spectacle - wound up costing so much more than planned that the French government solved the shortfall by cutting support for several regional museums.
6
Melissa George
I had to learn everything about manufacturing, patents and how to run a business, and eventually I came up with an prototype that worked.
7
Jonathan Ive
If you are truly innovating, you don't have a prototype you can refer to.
8
Steve Lacy
They call me before they go into production, when they have a prototype, and they call legitimate saxophonists, too. As opposed to the other kind.
9
Tom Leykis
I wanted to see if you could put a prototype radio station on the Internet so you wouldn't have to invest $50 million or $100 million or $150 million to buy a transmitter and a frequency.
10
Kevin McCloud
Building a house from scratch in the middle of a field is a bit like building a prototype car. As with all prototypes, if you're building a car you usually have the luxury of producing several prototypes before you arrive at the production line version - so the opportunity for changing things is quite rich.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PROTOTYPE»

Discover the use of prototype in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to prototype and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Prototype: What Happens When You Discover You're More Like ...
He lived every moment of His life fully convinced of His identity. And unlike every other person in history . . . He never forgot. In Prototype, Jonathan Martin creates a vivid understanding of what it means to be beloved by God.
Jonathan Martin, 2013
2
Prototype
Meeting an injured man in the hospital who warded off three attackers, Adrienne finds her life forever changed by Clay, a genetically engineered individual who has been programmed to be one of the most dangerous people on earth. Original.
Brian Hodge, 1996
3
Rapid Prototyping and Engineering Applications: A Toolbox ...
The book discusses engineering procedures and the application of modern prototyping technologies, such as Rapid Prototyping (RP) and Virtual Prototyping (VP), that quickly deliver new products with lower costs and higher quality.
Frank W. Liou, 2007
4
Prototype Bridge Structures: Analysis and Design
This definitive reference volume provides a comprehensive guide to the analysis and design of bridge structures worldwide.
M. Y. H. Bangash, 1999
5
Prototype Limited Liability Partnership Agreement
The Uniform Partnership Act (1997) (RUPA) is a far-reaching revision and modernization of the law of partnerships. This prototype agreement explores how a partnership agreement can be crafted to the new environment.
‎2003
6
Prototype-based programming: concepts, languages, and ...
This book presents the history and development of prototype-based programming and describes a number of prototype-based programming languages and applications.
James Noble, Antero Taivalsaari, Ivan Moore, 1999
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Design, Model, Prototype, Test, Analyse and Evaluate a ...
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2007 in the subject Materials Science, grade: 1,0, University of the West of England, Bristol, course: Individual Project, 75 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: Die bachelor-Thesis wurde ...
David Schröder, 2008
8
A Prototype of IEEE 1451.4 Network Capable Application ...
This project focuses on programming the PIC16F628A microcontroller which is on the E106 Minimal NCAP (Network Capable Application Processor) developed by Esensors Inc., and the software design which converts the 1451.4 Basic TEDS to 1451.0 ...
Chiouyi Lee, 2006
9
Verbal Irony as a Prototype Category in Spanish: A ...
I analyzed excerpts from multiparty conversations in Argentinean Spanish using ethnomethodology.
Maria Isabel Kalbermatten, 2006
10
Prototype and Scriptaculous: Taking the Pain Out of JavaScript
Prototype and Scriptaculous do not bring anything new to JavaScript; they simply make it quicker, easier, and less complex. In this section we will discuss a few areas where using Prototype and Scriptaculous drastically simplifies code. Writing ...
Chris Angus, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PROTOTYPE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term prototype is used in the context of the following news items.
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Prototype and Prototype 2 make the leap to PS4, Xbox One in quiet …
Radical Entertainment's Prototype and Prototype 2 are available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting today, Activision announced today with little fanfare. «Polygon, Jul 15»
2
Could This Be the SNES PlayStation Prototype?
By Vikki BlakePictures claiming to depict Sony and Nintendo's prototype SNES PlayStation have appeared online. A Reddit user (via NintendoLife) posted ... «IGN, Jul 15»
3
Google's self driving car prototype takes to California's roads for first …
The prototypes' speed is capped at a neighborhood-friendly 25mph, and they'll drive using the same software that our existing Lexus vehicles use—the same ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
4
Samsung makes big trucks transparent in the name of road safety
That's the exact same idea that Samsung is now pursuing with a new prototype truck. Making use of its abundance of outdoor displays, the Korean company has ... «The Verge, Jun 15»
5
Google's Newest Self-Driving Car Prototype: A Look Inside
The newest prototype is bare bones but more sophisticated than the version unveiled last year, which was so basic that it included fake headlights. PHOTO: ... «ABC News, May 15»
6
Sony's latest VR prototype proves we're just waiting on the games
SAN FRANCISCO — Sony introduced a new prototype of its VR headset earlier this week, and while the company is going to take the next year to add a few ... «VentureBeat, Mar 15»
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One year later, Sony's new Morpheus prototype is still VR done right
I didn't really realize how unsatisfying and artificial this process really was until I played with the latest prototype of Sony's Morpheus virtual reality headset at ... «Ars Technica, Mar 15»
8
Nerdy? Google unveils new self-driving car prototype
In taking the wraps Monday off an actual prototype of its self-driving car, Google is calling it the "best holiday gift we could've imagined." But wow, is it nerdy. «USA TODAY, Dec 14»
9
iPhone 6 'prototype' removed from eBay after the bidding tops …
The alleged iPhone 6 prototype that had received bids of more than $100,000 on eBay has been removed by the seller because “the item is no longer available. «The Independent, Oct 14»
10
Eyes-on: Oculus' Crescent Bay prototype is a new high-water mark
The Crescent Bay prototype does away with this issue. Instead of an elastic band, there's now a rigid plastic support that goes over the ears and dips down to ... «Ars Technica, Sep 14»

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