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prototype

noun [C]    /ˈproʊ·t̬əˌtɑɪp/
the original model of something from which later forms are developed prototypical    /ˌproʊ·t̬əˈtɪp·ɪ·kəl/ adjective [not gradable] a prototypical jazz singer
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