representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned (Freq. 1)

archetypal patterns


she was the prototypal student activist

Similar to: ↑first
Derivationally related forms: ↑prototype, ↑prototype (for: ↑prototypic), ↑prototype (for: ↑prototypal), ↑archetype (for: ↑archetypical), ↑archetype (for: ↑archetypal)

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  • prototypical — [[t]pro͟ʊtətɪ̱pɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Prototypical is used to indicate that someone or something is a very typical example of a type of person or thing. [FORMAL] Park Ridge is the prototypical American suburb. ...a prototypical socialist. Syn …   English dictionary

  • prototypical — pro|to|typ|i|cal [ˌprəutəˈtıpıkəl US ˌprou ] adj very typical of a group or type ▪ prototypical behaviour …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prototypical — prototype ► NOUN 1) a first or preliminary form from which other forms are developed or copied. 2) a typical example of something. DERIVATIVES prototypical adjective prototypically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • prototypical — also prototypic adjective Date: 1650 of, relating to, or being a prototype • prototypically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prototypical — See prototypal. * * * …   Universalium

  • prototypical — adjective constituting or representing an original type of something that others are modelled on, or derived from Syn: archetypal, archtypic, archetypical, prototypic …   Wiktionary

  • prototypical — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having the nature of, constituting, or serving as a type: archetypal, archetypic, archetypical, classic, classical, model, paradigmatic, prototypal, prototypic, quintessential, representative, typic, typical. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • prototypical — pro|to|typ|i|cal [ ,proutə tıpıkl ] adjective very typical as an example of a particular thing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • prototypical — pro·to·typ·i·cal …   English syllables

  • prototypical — UK [ˌprəʊtəˈtɪpɪk(ə)l] / US [ˌproʊtəˈtɪpɪk(ə)l] adjective very typical as an example of a particular thing …   English dictionary

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