Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

prototypeAn early version of a product that has not been manufactured or released. A prototype allows engineers or other testers to test the product before it is manufactured in mass or released to the public. Prototypes are another step that can be taken to help verify no problems exist with the product before it is released to the public or on a larger scale.

Tip: When a prototype is used or demonstrated it is often referred to as prototyping.

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