PROTOTYPE

Generally, an item, person or event believed to be the typical example or representation to stand for that category. Also in concept formation, the best example of a category

PROTOTYPE: "The mountain gorilla is a prototype of all gorillas."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PROTOTYPE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/prototype/ (accessed November 9, 2019).
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