AskDefine | Define template

Dictionary Definition

template n : a model or standard for making comparisons [syn: templet, guide]

User Contributed Dictionary



Probably from templet (diminutive of temple).



  1. a model or pattern used for making multiple copies of a single object


a model or pattern used for making multiple copies of a single object

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Extensive Definition

Template may mean:
  • a stencil, pattern or overlay used in graphic arts (drawing, painting, etc) and sewing to replicate letters, shapes or designs
  • a pre-developed page layout in electronic or paper media used to create new pages from the same design, pattern, or style
  • Form letter, a standard letter in electronic or paper media used many times with details for individual recipients added

Computer science and information technology


Molecular genetics

  • a strand of DNA which sets the genetic sequence of new strands
  • a strand of RNA which translates genes into proteins


  • Template (racing), a device used in car racing to ensure that the body of the race vehicle adheres to specifications
template in Breton: Patrom
template in German: Template
template in Spanish: Plantilla
template in Italian: Template
template in Hungarian: Sablon (egyértelműsítő lap)
template in Dutch: Template
template in Japanese: テンプレート
template in Polish: Szablon
template in Russian: Template
template in Chinese: 模板
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