Associations to the word «Prototype»

Wiktionary

PROTOTYPE, noun. An original object or form which is a basis for other objects, forms, or for its models and generalizations
PROTOTYPE, noun. An early sample or model built to test a concept or process
PROTOTYPE, noun. (semantics) An instance of a category or a concept that combines its most representative attributes.
PROTOTYPE, noun. (computing) A declaration of a function that specifies the name, return type, and parameters but none of the body, or actual code.
PROTOTYPE, verb. To create a prototype of.
PROTOTYPE PATTERN, noun. (programming) A creational design pattern that determines the type of objects to create by a prototypical instance, which is cloned to produce new objects.
PROTOTYPE PATTERNS, noun. Plural of prototype pattern

Dictionary definition

PROTOTYPE, noun. A standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King