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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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a) there does not seem to be any reason why these three parameters themselves could not be prototypically organized (cf.
Nouns occur more often and also more prototypically as subjects of clauses than as predicates, and are thus syntacticosemantically more remote from verbs.
Figure 3 shows that Spanish does not prototypically obey the canonical word order [SVO], at least not at the level of the subordinated complement:
By any objective measure, the FISA experiment, commenced in 1978, of injecting unelected federal judges into the prototypically political arena of foreign intelligence collection has had a very checkered history.
Craggy Job already embodies an imperfect approach to this faith dimension with his surrender to the rhythm of possession and dispossession; Abraham realizes it prototypically in his willing and outrageously trusting sacrifice of the most dear, believing in the promise, and becomes the father of faith.
The sneak preview undercuts the convention of suspense that usually heightens a reader's emotional attachment to characters and allows us to view them objectively and prototypically.
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Goska's provocative essay confronts an unrelenting image of "Bieganski" in American culture: "a prototypically anti-Semitic Polish character," popularized by the novel Sophie's Choice.
I have developed this elsewhere, but we might say that asceticism prototypically denotes a range of habits or bodily regimes that restrict the instinctual impulses of the body, especially sexuality and hunger, alongside an accompanying belief system that claims that such restriction is conducive to a greater or higher good.
According to public choice analysis, however, taxpayers are prototypically an exploited class because taxpayers are too numerous to form an effective narrow special interest group (Olson 1965).
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