Prototype Definition

prōtə-tīp
prototyped, prototypes, prototyping
noun
prototypes
An original type, form, or instance serving as a basis or standard.
American Heritage
The first thing or being of its kind; original; model; pattern; archetype.
Webster's New World
A person or thing that serves as a model for one of a later period.
Webster's New World
A full-scale, operational model, used for demonstration or testing, that incorporates a new design or new features.
Webster's New World
A perfect example of a particular type.
Webster's New World
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verb
To make a prototype of (a product).
American Heritage
To create a prototype of.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Prototype

Noun

Singular:
prototype
Plural:
prototypes

Origin of Prototype

  • French from Greek prōtotupon from neuter of prōtotupos original prōto- proto- tupos model

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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