- ( Canada, UK, US ) IPA: /ˈtɛmp.lət/, /ˈtɛmp.leɪt/, X-SAMPA: /"tEmp.l@t/, "tEmp.leIt/
- A physical object whose shape is used as a guide to make other objects
- A generic model or pattern from which other objects are based or derived
- ( molecular biology ) A macromolecule which provides a pattern for the synthesis of another molecule
- To set up or mark off using a template
- To provide a template or pattern for
- Template n. Same as Templet.
- 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.
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” ) .
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