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prototype +‎ -ical

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prototypical (comparative more prototypical, superlative most prototypical)

  1. constituting or representing an original type of something that others are modelled on, or derived from
    • 2013 June 29, Leo Montada, “Coping with Life Stress”, in Herman Steensma; Riël Vermunt, editors, Social Justice in Human Relations Volume 2: Societal and Psychological Consequences of Justice and Injustice[1], Springer Science & Business Media, →ISBN, page 26:
      The fourth model is called the enlightment model: Actors are seen to be responsible for problems but unable or unwilling to provide solutions. They are believed to need discipline provided by authoritative guidance. The Alcoholic Anonymous[sic] groups are considered prototypical for this model.

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