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Definition of prototype
a first, typical or preliminary model of something, especially a machine, from which other forms are developed or copied:the firm is testing a prototype of the weapon the prototype of all careerists is Judas the archetypal example of a class of living organisms, astronomical objects, or other items:these objects are the prototypes of a category of rapidly spinning neutron stars Electronics a basic filter network with specified cutoff frequencies, from which other networks may be derived to obtain sharper cutoffs, constancy of characteristic impedance with frequency, etc..
verb [with object]
make a prototype of (a product).