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prototype

 [pro´to-tīp]
the original type or form that is typical of later individuals or species.

pro·to·type

(prō'tō-tīp),
The primitive form; the first form to which subsequent individuals of the class or species conform.
[proto- + G. typos, type]

prototype

[prō′tətīp]
Etymology: Gk, protos, first, typos, mark
the primary or original form of an object or organism.

pro·to·type

(prō'tō-tīp)
The primitive form; the first form to which subsequent individuals of the class or species conform.
[proto- + G. typos, type]

prototype

the original type or form that is typical of later individuals or species.
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For the purposes of illustration, a prototypal MSA would function as follows: Assume that health insurance for a family of four purchased through an employer costs $4,800 per year.
MMT) under a program plan for 1992 and 1993 that contemplates the design and development of a prototypal plant to be constructed on all the sites acquired in Mexico.
Koala must slightly modify the functionality of the prototypal Wireless Telephony and Data, Voice, SMS Messaging, and Browser Device described in the Purchase Order.
With this contract, the eSOPAD will be brought to an easy to use prototypal status, centrally provided via the EUMS.
The Lithuanian language still retains the original sound system and morphological peculiarities of the prototypal Indo-European tongue and, therefore, is fascinating for linguistic study.