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template

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈtempleɪt/
a method or system that can be copied and used by others: serve/act as a template (for sth) The deal will act as a template for future negotiations.provide/create/become a template (for sth) Transport for London believes the new charging system will become a template for congested cities across Britain.
IT a particular model for arranging information or images in a document, etc. that you can copy and use for your own purposes: You can use these templates as a basis for your web presence. a basic/standard template
PRODUCTION a design or pattern made of metal, plastic, or paper that is used for making copies of a shape or to help cut material accurately
(Definition of template from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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