A prototype is a
|“||[s]mall or full-scale, and usually functioning, form of a newly developed product, which is used to evaluate the product design.||”|
|“||[a] preliminary type, form, or instance of a system that serves as a model for later stages or for the final, complete version of the system.||”|
- California Office of Systems Integration, Definitions (full-text).
- Information Technology: An Audit Guide For Assessing Acquisition Risks, Glossary, at 93.
- Defense Acquisition University, Glossary, at B-149 (13th ed. Nov. 2009) (full-text).