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.

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.
  • yardstick

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia yardstick)
  • 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.

    Derived terms

    * Portsmouth yardstick