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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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Using prototypal equipment known as the Interim Vehicle-Mounted Mine Detection System (IVMMDS), the line platoons executed Task Force Iron Claw operations.
Here Board economists obviously departed from the prototypal Banking School version of the doctrine.
s Sapphic gaze is not a vision of archetypal synthesis but one of prototypal analysis.
In this larger social analysis the relatively pedestrian apices of the local social pyramid in fact serve better as prototypal models than might any individual deeply enmeshed in the high politics of the court.
What ideally should be done under prototypal circumstances defies hard-and-fast definition.
6) The relationship of this weak ruler, in whom Berkemer sees the prototypal samanta, to his overlord is, according to the author, what his own work is concerned with.
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.
The prototypal manager is male with male traits: aggressive, competitive and rational.