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