verb (used with object), pro·to·typed, pro·to·typ·ing.
Origin of prototype
Examples from the Web for prototypical
Feminist pioneer Marlo Thomas, who played the perky and prototypical good girl Ann Marie on That Girl, wants you to be yourself.Marlo Thomas Says Girls Should Feel Free to Be Like Hannah Horvath|Emily Shire|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here we meet a prototypical Balzac character: the gifted, flawed, striving provincial Eugène de Rastignac.
Her daughter, my grandmother, was a prototypical 50s housewife and a woman of amazing talents.It’s Time for the Pro-Choice Community to Embrace the Word Abortion|Jessica Arons|January 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The prototypical example of this is the U.S. posture along the DMZ between South Korea and North Korea.
Under the expectations of literacy, a prototypical family life was to be expected from all.
There is a prototypical plan, an ideal pattern, which imposes a precise position upon each atom of the tissue.Social Life in the Insect World|J. H. Fabre
As the prototypical example of land-art, this lattice of lightning rods covers an area of one mile by one kilometer.
British Dictionary definitions for prototypical
Word Origin and History for prototypical (1 of 2)
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.