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English definition of “template”

template

noun [C]     /ˈtem.pleɪt/
a pattern made of metal, plastic, or paper, used for making many copies of a shape or to help cut material accuratelyPainting and drawing materials something that is used as a pattern for producing other similar things: We used the structure of his report as the template for ours.Painting and drawing materials a system that helps you arrange information on a computer screen: a letter templateComputer concepts
(Definition of template noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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