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prototype

noun [C]
 
 
/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.
Translations of “prototype”
in Spanish prototipo…
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 Polish prototyp…
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