Parody vs Prototype - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between parody and prototype

is that parody is a work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony while prototype is an original object or form which is a basis for other objects, forms, or for its models and generalizations.

As verbs the difference between parody and prototype

is that parody is to make a parody of something while prototype is to create a prototype of.

parody

English

(wikipedia parody)

Noun

(parodies)
  • A work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony.
  • * Macaulay
  • The lively parody which he wrote was received with great applause.
  • (archaic) A popular maxim, adage, or proverb.
  • Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To make a parody of something.
  • The comedy movie parodied the entire Western genre.

    See also

    * satire / satirize * pastiche

    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.