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template

noun [C] uk   /ˈtem.pleɪt/ us  
a pattern made of metal, plastic, or paper, used for making many copies of a shape or to help cut material accurately something that is used as a pattern for producing other similar things: We used the structure of his report as the template for ours. a system that helps you arrange information on a computer screen: a letter template
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