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Definition of prototype noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

prototype

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈproʊt̮əˌtaɪp//
 
prototype (for/of something)
 
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the first design of something from which other forms are copied or developed the prototype of the modern bicycle Scientists have developed a working prototype for a voice translation machine.
prototypical
 
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NAmE//ˌproʊt̮əˈtɪpɪkl//
 
adjective
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: prototype