Prototype vs Illustration - What's the difference?
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Prototype is a related term of illustration.
As nouns the difference between prototype and illustration
is that prototype
is an original object or form which is a basis for other objects, forms, or for its models and generalizations while illustration
As a verb prototype
is to create a prototype of.
An original object or form which is a basis for other objects, forms, or for its models and generalizations
An early sample or model built to test a concept or process
(semantics) An instance of a category or a concept that combines its most representative attributes.
- The prototype had loose wires and rough edges, but it worked.
(computing) A declaration of a function that specifies the name, return type, and parameters but none of the body, or actual code.
- A robin is a prototype of a bird; a penguin is not.
* See also
* prototype theory
To create a prototype of.
The act of illustrating; the act of making clear and distinct; education; also, the state of being illustrated, or of being made clear and distinct.
That which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.
, date=June 19
, author=Phil McNulty
, title=England 1-0 Ukraine
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=England will regard it as a measure of justice for Frank Lampard's disallowed goal against Germany in Bloemfontein at the 2010 World Cup - but it was also an illustration
of how they rode their luck for long periods in front of a predictably partisan home crowd.}}
A picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work.
A calculated prevision of insurance premiums and returns (life insurance)
["an illustration [...] is a computer projection of future premiums, cash values and death benefits based on the current dividend scale (whole life) or current interest rates and current costs of insurance (universal life)." taken from http://www.evaluatelifeinsurance.org]