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prototypenoun [C]

uk   /ˈprəʊ.tə.taɪp/  us   /ˈproʊ.t̬ə.taɪp/
(Definition of prototype from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prototype" in American English

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prototypenoun [C]

 us   /ˈproʊ·t̬əˌtɑɪp/
the original model of something from which later forms are developed
prototypical
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌproʊ·t̬əˈtɪp·ɪ·kəl/
a prototypical jazz singer
(Definition of prototype from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"prototype" in Business English

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prototypenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈprəʊtəʊtaɪp/
PRODUCTION the first example of a machine or other industrial product, from which all later forms are developed: build/develop/create a prototype Manufacturers have built a prototype which will be shown at the forthcoming trade fair.early/first/working prototype Our first prototype digital camera appeared back in 1976. a prototype of/for sth The firm and its industrial partners plan this summer to put a prototype of an underwater power platform off the Florida coast.
(Definition of prototype from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prototype”
in Vietnamese nguyên mẫu…
in Spanish prototipo…
in Malaysian prototaip…
in Thai สิ่งที่เป็นต้นแบบ…
in French prototype…
in German das Muster…
in Chinese (Traditional) 原型…
in Russian прототип, модель…
in Turkish orijinal model, ilk örnek, prototip…
in Chinese (Simplified) 原型…
in Indonesian prototip…
in Polish prototyp…
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“prototype” in American English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
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May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

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