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prototype

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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Most phonaesthemes--sound symbolic clusters, consonants, or vowels--are cognitively salient, since they prototypically tend to occur either at the beginning or the end of the word (e.
As regards-ie (and its variant-y), prototypically, it creates diminutive nouns or adjectives and hypocoristic names: Bessy (< Elizabeth) or Annie (< Anne).
Instead, concepts are prototypically organised, which means that there are more and less typical objects of a concept.
First of all, in both languages pain in facial parts is prototypically associated with the burning process or a particular fire conception.
For this reason, habits commonly associated with negative actions are strictly and prototypically bound to negative value judgments.
That the sewing of a baby blanket could become the foundation for launching a lifelong career--as an abstract Simultanist painter alongside her husband, Robert Delaunay and, later, an impresario of related fabric and fashion businesses--vividly demonstrates the prototypically twentieth-century possibilities--aesthetic, familial, com-mercial--she both exploited and helped to introduce.
It is to be sure a prototypically metatheatrical moment in Stoppard, which highlights the artificiality of ROS and GUIL's environment.
The Parisian Vingtistes featured a dozen Pont-Aven paintings by Gauguin, among them the prototypically synthetist Green Christ (Breton Calvary) (1889).
In Chapter 3, Jenssen and Fladmoe portray the process of a prototypically mediated scandalization, discussing the different factors involved and analyzing how individuals (e.
As the current study was the first to test a possible IRAP effect on children's preferences for toys traditionally perceived as gender specific in Brazil, we aimed to find stimuli that should be prototypically related with each gender in the Brazilian culture.
Receptive knowledge" is defined as "being able to understand a word" [20]; and it includes words which can be understood or recognized as individuals can assign their meanings while listening or reading (sometimes imperfectly) and which are also less well-known and less frequent in use and not used spontaneously; it is the ability to perceive the form of the word and to retrieve its meaning(s) [11]; it entails going from the form of a word to its meaning [14]; it is the knowledge of the meaning of an L2 word; prototypically, being able to translate a word from L2 to L1 [13]; and it refers to the ability of the learners to understand a word's meaning [21].
According to Schrader, not to mention the collective wisdom of the aforementioned authors, one film shines prototypically through: Robert Bresson's Diary of a Country Priest (1951).