The prototypical example of this is the U.S. posture along the DMZ between South Korea and North Korea.
Feminist pioneer Marlo Thomas, who played the perky and prototypical good girl Ann Marie on That Girl, wants you to be yourself.
They were almost the prototypical Republican voters: Older, white, professional, and highly civically engaged.
Her daughter, my grandmother, was a prototypical 50s housewife and a woman of amazing talents.
Here we meet a prototypical Balzac character: the gifted, flawed, striving provincial Eugène de Rastignac.
There is a prototypical plan, an ideal pattern, which imposes a precise position upon each atom of the tissue.
Under the expectations of literacy, a prototypical family life was to be expected from all.
As the prototypical example of land-art, this lattice of lightning rods covers an area of one mile by one kilometer.
c.1600, from French prototype (16c.) and directly from Medieval Latin prototypus "original, primitive," from Greek prototypon "a first or primitive form," noun use of neuter singular of prototypos "original, primitive," from protos "first" (see proto-) + typos "impression, mold, pattern" (see type (n.)). In English from 1590s as prototypon.
prototype pro·to·type (prō'tə-tīp')
A primitive or ancestral form or species.