[ UK /pɹˌə‍ʊtə‍ʊtˈɪpɪkə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˌpɹoʊtəˈtɪpɪkəɫ/ ]
  1. representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned
    she was the prototypal student activist
    archetypal patterns
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How To Use prototypical In A Sentence

  • The prototypical noun may be (though need not be) quite long, stress will fall early in the word, the stressed vowel will be non-front, and the final consonant (if an obstruent) will be voiceless.
  • Clients often ask for changes to prototypical elements late in the design process and request that those changes be implemented in all projects currently underway.
  • Although the Monitor was just one of three prototypical iron warships launched in mid-1862, its success at Hampton Roads beclouded Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles’ and other top-ranking naval officials’ thinking.
  • Instead it has chosen to replay the Sotomayor empathy soundtrack and repackage the prototypical meritocrat Kagan as the next coming of Norma Rae -- without noticing the obvious differences in the two nominees 'life stories. Welcome To 'The Real World'--White House Edition
  • With his broken-down truck and borrowed electricity, Carvel was the prototypical sole proprietor.
  • The characters may not have been your prototypical horror clichés, but they lacked charisma, even for British characters.
  • Made between 1750 and 1830, pattens were worn over the shoes and served to raise the wearer's foot above the mud and dirt beneath, rather like prototypical galoshes.
  • Here we have a prototypical example of a probably preventable disaster permitted to happen by an unwillingness to spend the necessary money to prevent it.
  • Park Ridge is the prototypical American suburb.
  • Under the guidance of this theoretical framework, the systematic discussions and analysis will be carried out to explore the nature and prototypical characteristics of polysemy and synonymy.
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