Prototype and Replica


Prototype noun - Something from which copies are made.
Usage example: the manufacturer exhaustively tested the prototype of the vehicle before approving production

Replica is an antonym for prototype.


Replica noun - Something that is made to look exactly like something else.
Usage example: assembled a small-scale replica of the Queen Mary ocean liner

Prototype is an antonym for replica in reproduction topic.

Nearby Words: replicate, replication

How words are described

identical identical prototype identical replica
complete complete prototype complete replica
original original prototype original replica
imperfect imperfect prototype imperfect replica
Other adjectives: real, evil, black, functional, incomplete, official, working, smaller, failed, full-size.

Both words in one sentence

  • Glass Cannon Their prototype replica cannon successfully damaged the targets, but broke on the first firing.
    Source: Glass Cannon
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Replica or Prototype. 2016. Accessed June 05, 2023.
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