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Meaning of template by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Template for drawing measured circles


    Alteration of templet, probably from French templet, diminutive of temple ( “a weaver's stretcher” ), from Latin templum ( “a small timber, tie-beam, a purlin” ), from Proto-Indo-European *temp- ( “to pull, stretch” ). Alteration of second syllable due to analogy with plate. Cognate with Faroese tamba ( “to stretch out, relax” ), Icelandic þamb ( “a stretched, bloated, or extended belly” ) .


    • ( Canada, UK, US ) IPA: /ˈtɛmp.lət/, /ˈtɛmp.leɪt/, X-SAMPA: /"tEmp.l@t/, "tEmp.leIt/


    template ( plural: templates )

    1. A physical object whose shape is used as a guide to make other objects
    2. A generic model or pattern from which other objects are based or derived
    3. ( molecular biology ) A macromolecule which provides a pattern for the synthesis of another molecule

    See also


    template ( third-person singular simple present templates present participle templating, simple past and past participle templated )

    1. To set up or mark off using a template
    2. To provide a template or pattern for

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Explanation of template by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a model or standard for making comparisons

    Definition of template by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Template n. Same as Templet.

    2. Templet n. [LL. templatus vaulted, from L. templum a small timber.] [Spelt also template.]
      1. A gauge, pattern, or mold, commonly a thin plate or board, used as a guide to the form of the work to be executed; as, “a mason's or a wheelwright's templet”.

      2. ( Arch. ) A short piece of timber, iron, or stone, placed in a wall under a girder or other beam, to distribute the weight or pressure.