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English definition of “rapid prototyping”

rapid prototyping

noun [U]    
PRODUCTION, IT a process used to build a physical model from a computer drawing by creating layers of the shape and joining them together. This technology provides a fast way of producing parts for machines , vehicles , etc.: Rapid prototyping technologies are used in the design of anything from golf drivers to hearing aids .
(Definition of rapid prototyping noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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