prototypical

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as prototypal.

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

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

Etymologies

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prototype +‎ -ical

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

  • 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

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

    AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed

  • 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

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