Prototype vs Yardstick - What's the difference?
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Prototype is a related term of yardstick.
As nouns the difference between prototype and yardstick
is that prototype
is an original object or form which is a basis for other objects, forms, or for its models and generalizations while yardstick
is a measuring rod thirty-six inches long.
As a verb prototype
is to create a prototype of.
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.
A measuring rod thirty-six inches long.
(figuratively) A standard to which other measurements or comparisons are judged.
* 2008 April 8, Michael R. Gordon and Eric Schmitt, “Attacks in Baghdad spiked in March, U.S. data show”, in , 2008 April 8 edition, “Africa & Middle East” section,
- Attacks against civilians in the capital remained relatively unchanged: 69 in March from 62 in February. ¶ However, another yardstick , the number of civilian deaths tracked by the Iraqi government, shot up last month after several months of decline.
* Portsmouth yardstick