As nouns the difference between architype and prototype
is that architype
is while prototype
is an original object or form which is a basis for other objects, forms, or for its models and generalizations.
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.