Definitions

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  • adj. constituting or representing an original type of something that others are modelled on, or derived from

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as prototypal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned

Etymologies

prototype +‎ -ical (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "There are liquidity funds that operate under the same statutes as hedge funds that blew up, even though they aren't what you call a prototypical hedge fund," Plaze said.

    SEC defends tighter rules for some hedge funds - MarketWatch

  • Romer and Bernstein produced a paper that puts the multiplier at about 1.5 for what they called a prototypical plan.

    Matthew Yglesias » In Defense of Stimulus Waste

  • Mr. Dodd, 65, is often described as a prototypical creature of the Senate.

    NYT > Home Page

  • In fact, Koestler succeeded in achieving several things that transcended his own time and made him into what Danilo Kiš called the prototypical Central European intellectual.

    The Zealot

  • Oh, someone will be penciled in there, but it won't be what you'd call a prototypical No. 3 hitter, because the Mariners don't have one of those, at least not readily apparent.

    The Seattle Times

  • He is also what Deborah Mash calls the prototypical "dangerous evangelizing lay-provider."

    AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed

  • Koestler: The Literary and Political Odyssey of a Twentieth-Century Skeptic In fact, Koestler succeeded in achieving several things that transcended his own time and made him into what Danilo Kiš called the prototypical Central European intellectual.

    bookforum.com

  • Jeff Bridges as The Dude, who Cathleen Falsani calls a prototypical lamed-vovnik.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Of the three only the Jordan Bulls even vaguely resembles what we now know as the prototypical blueprint for success, whatever the fuck that even means, and that's likely only because Jordan's dominance shaped the model in our collective minds.

    freedarko.com

  • And that's what really we attempted to do in "Left Handed Gun" was to take a Western and strip it of its kind of prototypical behavior and begin to get it down to direct, recognizable interpersonal behavior.

    Fresh Air Remembers 'Bonnie And Clyde' Director

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