Typical vs Prototype - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between typical and prototype

is that typical is anything that is typical, normal, or standard while prototype is an original object or form which is a basis for other objects, forms, or for its models and generalizations.

As an adjective typical

is capturing the overall sense of a thing.

As a verb prototype is

to create a prototype of.

typical

English

Alternative forms

* typicall (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Capturing the overall sense of a thing.
  • Characteristically representing something by form, group, idea or type.
  • Normal, average; to be expected.
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  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=2 citation , passage=One typical Grecian kiln engorged one thousand muleloads of juniper wood in a single burn. Fifty such kilns would devour six thousand metric tons of trees and brush annually.}}

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * atypical

    Derived terms

    * typicality * typically * typicalness

    See also

    * gestalt * gist * resemblance * emblematic * prefigurative * distinctive

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Anything that is typical, normal, or standard.
  • Antipsychotic drugs can be divided into typicals and atypicals.
    Among the moths, typicals were more common than melanics.

    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.