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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a prototype

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to a prototype; forming or constituting a prototype or primitive form; archetypical. Also prototypical.

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


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  • Fleur de lys is the real right of someone in the bag and place where the figure is to study the prototypal nothing in the bag or the day © cor jewels.

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  • The prototypal abstract you told me when I was appointed after congratulating me was that I was feat to lose.

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  • His ideas evolved into a three-part building system which pioneered the combined use of a three-dimensional urban structure, specific construction techniques (the prefabrication and mass-production of prototypal modules), and the adaptability of these methods to various site conditions for construction conceivably around the world (Safdie would later be commissioned to design other 'Habitat' projects in North America and abroad).

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  • In his empirical investigations Humboldt therefore paid special attention to the system of personal pronouns in a given language because it was from there that one could reconstruct the specific manifestation of the prototypal speech situation.

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  • The comparative study of the world's languages, as Humboldt envisioned it, thus represented a constant challenge to the empirical linguist and to the philosopher; namely, to discover in the linguistic data that which relates to the prototypal in language and to increase our knowledge of the nature of language and the human language capacity.

    Wilhelm von Humboldt

  • It just uses a prototypal inheritance scheme, not the classical inheritance scheme that may be more familiar to C++ and Java developers.

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  • [2730] "Achamoth by these names must be understood to have an intermediate position between the divine prototypal idea and creation: she was the reflex of the one, and therefore masculo-feminine; she was the pattern to be realized in the latter, and therefore was named Earth and Jerusalem."

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  • He is the classic American success story, the prototypal self-made man, rising from obscure origins to great preeminence.

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  • -- All of which proves, I think, the extreme antiquity of the svstem: which is so firmly engraved in the prototypal world -- the astral molds are so strong -- that no outside force coming in has been able materially to change it.

    The Crest-Wave of Evolution A Course of Lectures in History, Given to the Graduates' Class in the Raja-Yoga College, Point Loma, in the College-Year 1918-19

  • Hence the idea of the moral personality leads out beyond itself to the thought of God, as the eternal fountain and the measure of morality, as the holy and just Lawgiver; the prototypal relation of God to the moral has its personally-historical manifestation in

    Christian Ethics. Volume II.���Pure Ethics.


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