verb (used with object), pro·to·typed, pro·to·typ·ing.
Origin of prototype
Examples from the Web for prototype
The FC-31 prototype was hidden except when it was flying, and not much detail was available.How China Will Track—and Kill—America’s Newest Stealth Jets|Bill Sweetman|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The prototype Land Rover was designed by a Jeep owner and built on a Jeep chassis.
Was I looking at the real me or just a reflection in the funhouse mirror of my prototype iPhone 6?
The 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt was produced in five different colors during its prototype tour, and the cars were later sold.
In 2009, the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) awarded Solar Roadways a contract to construct a prototype.
The words and sentences which are supplied are very carefully chosen, and most of them have a prototype somewhere in the poem.The Translations of Beowulf|Chauncey Brewster Tinker
Colonel Yule suspects that its prototype may have been the semi-Christian kingdom of Abyssinia.The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)|John Fiske.
The frogs in this phyletic line retained the moderate size of the prototype and did not develop additional dermal bone.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca|William E. Duellman
She was deified and took the place of a goddess, apparently Nina, the prototype of Derceto.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
The clavichord retained the box shape of its prototype, the monochord.How to Appreciate Music|Gustav Kobb
British Dictionary definitions for prototype
Word Origin and History for prototype
c.1600, from French prototype (16c.) and directly from Medieval Latin prototypus "original, primitive," from Greek prototypon "a first or primitive form," noun use of neuter singular of prototypos "original, primitive," from protos "first" (see proto-) + typos "impression, mold, pattern" (see type (n.)). In English from 1590s as prototypon.