prototype - definition and synonyms

 
noun [countable] 

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/ˈprəʊtətaɪp/
singularprototype
pluralprototypes
  1. 1
    the first form of something new, made before it is produced in large quantities

    Designers have built a working prototype of the car.

  2. 2
    the first or most typical example of something

    the prototype for all the concentration camps that followed