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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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Yerushalmi is devoted to writing about a people who prototypically construe their religion as unfolding within history.
Deriving from (and slightly j7f Integral correcting) Eikmeyer (1989: 27), the Naming prototypically co-operative parameters for the reader are: where J is the judgement or subjectivity condition.
Thus, personal care prototypically concerns hands-on assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) (such as eating, bathing, dressing, and bladder and bowel requirements) or instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) (such as taking medications and shopping for groceries).
He is concerned with the prototypically individualist question "how do I develop my beliefs in relation to the beliefs other people already hold?
Although taking a variety of forms, the reformed understanding of the words of institution as "tropical, figurative, analogical, allegorical" is derived from Zwingli's earlier linguistic claim, as Oecolampadius's version of it prototypically instances.
This is prototypically exactly what Interiors is all about," he added, emphasizing the company's strengths in designing, manufacturing and offering complete lifestyle statements in almost all classifications of home accents.
She notes that Jews were prototypically bourgeois in their limited family size, declining fertility, social mobility, and urbanization.
These joint authors do not discuss that central ambiguity which finds expression in the horrific yet prototypically modern Serb/Albanian struggle -- I'm speaking of its type and not its justifications -- on the one hand and the US/NATO claim to be contributing to its resolution by deployment of postmodern means of engagement on the other.
As I have argued on various other occasions, such figures as Zenodotus of Ephesus and Aristophanes of Byzantium were prototypically 'modernist' in their platonizing desire to construct, through collation of multiple corrupt witnesses, the authentic Homeric line, complete, unchanging, well-wrought.
Holland achieves the same prototypically anti-intellectual end with various other students entrusted to his instruction.
Prototypically sassy and reckless - just right for Clint Eastwood.
In fact, in like discussions of race, blacks are frequently represented as prototypically "other" and serve as "stand-ins" for all people of color.