prototype

Part of speech: noun

A primitive form; original.

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Usage examples "prototype":

  1. He has his prototype, too, in every walk of life. - "In Times Like These", Nellie L. McClung.
  2. In each example, the bench plane clearly follows the English prototype. - "Woodworking Tools 1600-1900", Peter C. Welsh.
  3. It has no prototype, and is by far the most original thing that he did. - "Emerson and Other Essays", John Jay Chapman.