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"prototype" in British English

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prototypenoun [C]

uk   /ˈprəʊ.tə.taɪp/  us   /ˈproʊ.t̬ə.taɪp/
the first ​example of something, such as a ​machine or other ​industrialproduct, from which all ​laterforms are ​developed: a prototype for/of a new ​car
(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 ​originalmodel of something from which ​laterforms are ​developed
prototypical
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌproʊ·t̬əˈtɪp·ɪ·kəl/
a prototypical ​jazzsinger
(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 ​industrialproduct, from which all later ​forms are ​developed: build/develop/create a prototype Manufacturers have ​built a prototype which will be shown at the forthcoming ​tradefair.early/first/working prototype Our first prototype ​digital camera appeared back in 1976. a prototype of/for sth The ​firm and its ​industrialpartnersplan this summer to put a prototype of an underwater ​powerplatform off the Florida ​coast.
(Definition of prototype from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prototype”
in Spanish prototipo…
in Vietnamese nguyên mẫu…
in Malaysian prototaip…
in Thai สิ่งที่เป็นต้นแบบ…
in French prototype…
in German das Muster…
in Chinese (Simplified) 原型…
in Turkish orijinal model, ilk örnek, prototip…
in Russian прототип, модель…
in Indonesian prototip…
in Chinese (Traditional) 原型…
in Polish prototyp…
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“prototype” in American English

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
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April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

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