Progenitor vs Prototype - What's the difference?

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Progenitor is a related term of prototype.


As nouns the difference between progenitor and prototype

is that progenitor is a forefather, any of a person's direct ancestors 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.

progenitor

English

Alternative forms

* progenitour (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A forefather, any of a person's direct ancestors.
  • An individual from whom one or more people (dynasty, tribe, nation...) are descended.
  • ''Abraham alias Ibrahim is the progenitor of both the Jewish and Arab peoples.
  • (biology) An ancestral form of a species
  • (figuratively) A predecessor of something, especially if also a precursor or model.
  • was the progenitor of the Internet.
  • (figuratively) Someone who originates something.
  • A founder.
  • Derived terms

    * legendary progenitor

    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.