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an early, pre-market, model of a product which is being developed. Small numbers of prototypes of new products are often constructed to aid the process of testing the performance and consumer acceptability of the product prior to deciding whether or not to engage in full-scale commercial production and marketing of the product. See NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.
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To her, urban fantasy is only a publishing label, and her argument, although very concrete, fits well with the idea of a genre as a group of works held together by similarities to some prototypal work, as suggested by Attebery, or, in Gary K.
The algorithm follows the query formalisation illustrated in Section 4, which as been implemented in a prototypal software application written in Java.
Objective: The main objective of the OSMOSE project is to develop a reference architecture, a middleware and some prototypal applications for the Sensing-Liquid Enterprise, by interconnecting Real, Digital and Virtual Worlds in the same way a semi-permeable membrane permits the flow of liquid particles through itself.In concrete terms, the OSMOSE project will design and develop:i.ta Reference Architecture for modelling and managing shadow images of the same Sensing-Liquid Enterprise in the three interconnected worlds regarding both immaterial and material liquid flows under flexible security and privacy capability rules.
Being able to depart for where we will is the prototypal gesture of being free, as limitation of freedom of movement has from time immemorial been the precondition for enslavement.
This shared iterative character also emerges in representing the Torah structure by the pentagonal form of the Sierpinski gasket, prototypal of fractal design (MANDELBROT 1982).
As part of the tender, J1-FAS demonstrator will be brought to an easy to use and deploy prototypal status.
Exploiting the actual, prototypal implementation of Sci-[phi] we conducted a preliminary evaluation by developing a program devoted to the computation of the Mandelbrot set and running it both using Sci-[phi] and JJPF.
For a practical usage, in the first developed prototypal version, the LMV221 evaluation board, named LM221EVAL [31], has been connected to a 2.4GHz dipole-like antenna and adopted.
In order to offer elements to support rational protocols to study the toxicity and pharmacology of organochalcogens, particularly tellurides, we have been investigating the in vitro and in vivo neurotoxicity of the simplest and the prototypal of the diaryl ditelluride molecules, that is, [(PhTe).sub.2] in rats, using the intermediate filaments as the targets of organotellurium toxicity (Figure 1).
Although initially a version of Japanese naturalism (shizenshugi), shishdsetsu writing (the "I-novel")--a prototypal Japanese species--has become the prevalent novelistic formula in the modern and contemporary periods.