Prototype

Updated: 10/07/2019 by Computer Hope
prototype

An early version of a product not yet manufactured or released is referred to as prototype. Prototypes allow engineers or other testers to verify a product is free of errors before it is released to the public.

Tip

Prototyping is also a verb, meaning to create a prototype. For example: "Before we develop the software, we should prototype our idea. Prototyping will help us gauge its viability before we commit vital resources to the project."

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