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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]

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]
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The paper presented the first experiments in driving a prototypal SPM developed at the Polytechnic University of Marche by means of linear controllers.
Reproductive cloning is not a prototypal enhancement, but we can use it to raise a question.
Using prototypal equipment known as the Interim Vehicle-Mounted Mine Detection System (IVMMDS), the line platoons executed Task Force Iron Claw operations.
Its trajectories of aboriginal re-territorialization, both legal and material, may be considered vanguard and prototypal, rather than representative of trends elsewhere in the Russian Federation.
She says that Nina Chole is the prototypal femme fatale, while Maria del Rosario and Concha are archetypes of the fragile women.
Written into the act was the prototypal version of the doctrine inherited from nineteenth-century Banking School economists.
The myth is the prototypal, fundamental, integrative mind tool.
Our own Prolog implementation is only prototypal. Providing an optimized implementation, in the style of Speirs et al.
In this sense, H.D.'s Sapphic gaze is not a vision of archetypal synthesis but one of prototypal analysis.(4)
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.