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template

noun tem·plate \ˈtem-plət\

: a shape or pattern that is cut out of a hard material (such as metal or plastic) and used to make the same shape and pattern in other pieces of material

computers : a computer document that has the basic format of something (such as a business letter, chart, graph, etc.) and that can be used many different times

: something that is used as an example of how to do, make, or achieve something

Full Definition of TEMPLATE

1
:  a short piece or block placed horizontally in a wall under a beam to distribute its weight or pressure (as over a door)
2
a (1) :  a gauge, pattern, or mold (as a thin plate or board) used as a guide to the form of a piece being made (2) :  a molecule (as of DNA) that serves as a pattern for the generation of another macromolecule (as messenger RNA)
b :  overlay c
3
:  something that establishes or serves as a pattern
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Examples of TEMPLATE

  1. The software includes templates for common marketing documents like pamphlets and flyers.

Origin of TEMPLATE

probably from French templet, diminutive of temple, part of a loom, probably from Latin templum
First Known Use: 1677
Medical Dictionary

template

noun tem·plate \ˈtem-plət\

Medical Definition of TEMPLATE

1
also tem·plet :  a gauge, pattern, or mold used as a guide to the form of a piece being made
2
:  a molecule (as of DNA) that serves as a pattern for the synthesis of another macromolecule (as messenger RNA)

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