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prototype -- as in: prototypical response
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as in: prototypical response Define
a standard example
  • The researcher identified prototypical responses for each personality type.
  • A bat doesn’t fit the prototype many people have for a mammal.
  • He is a prototypical comic book hero.
  • I began my second letter to Piedmont in prototypical Conrack style—self-righteous, angry, undiplomatic, unapologetic, and flaming.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • She was a prototypical suburban mom, minus the SUV.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • "I was, like, the prototypical white Hoosier kid," he said.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • He was the antithesis of the prototypical cadet leader.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Half a century later, in his path-breaking book The Mask of Sanity, Dr. Hervey Cleckley described the prototypical psychopath as "a subtly constructed reflex machine which can mimic the human personality perfectly….
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
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as in: prototype of the new machine Define
the first example of something upon which future instances will be based -- such as a new machine or process
as in: prototypical response Define
a standard example
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