Architype vs Prototype - What's the difference?

architype | prototype |


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.

architype

English

Noun

(head)
  • prototype

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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
  • The prototype had loose wires and rough edges, but it worked.
  • (semantics) An instance of a category or a concept that combines its most representative attributes.
  • A robin is a prototype of a bird; a penguin is not.
  • (computing) A declaration of a function that specifies the name, return type, and parameters but none of the body, or actual code.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * prototype theory

    Verb

    (prototyp)
  • To create a prototype of.