Prototype vs Pseudo - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between prototype and pseudo

is that prototype is an original object or form which is a basis for other objects, forms, or for its models and generalizations while pseudo is an intellectually pretentious person; a pseudointellectual.

As a verb prototype

is to create a prototype of.

As an adjective pseudo is

other than what is apparent, a sham.

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.
  • pseudo

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An intellectually pretentious person; a pseudointellectual.
  • A poseur; one who is fake.
  • (travel industry, informal) pseudo-city code
  • (Internet) A pseudonym; a false name used for online anonymity.
  • * 2011 , Divina Frau-Meigs, Media Matters in the Cultural Contradictions of the "Information Society" (page 299)
  • Issues such as verifiability (for age declared), anonymity (in spite of pseudos and avatars) and traceability are at stake
  • References

    * The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Other than what is apparent, a sham.
  • Insincere.
  • Spurious.
  • References

    * The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary

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