As nouns the difference between prototype and layout
is that prototype
is an original object or form which is a basis for other objects, forms, or for its models and generalizations while layout
is a structured arrangement of items within certain s.
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.
A structured arrangement of items within certain s.
A plan for such arrangement.
The act of laying out something.
(publishing) The process of arranging editorial content, advertising, graphics and other information to fit within certain constraints.
(engineering) A map or a drawing of a construction site showing the position of roads, buildings or other constructions.
(electronics) A specification of an integrated circuit showing the position of the physical components that will implement the schematic in silicon.
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