Meaning of “boilerplate” in the English Dictionary

"boilerplate" in British English

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boilerplatenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbɔɪ.lə.pleɪt/ us /ˈbɔɪ.lɚ.pleɪt/ US

(Definition of “boilerplate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"boilerplate" in Business English

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boilerplatenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbɔɪləpleɪt/ us

writing that has been used before many times with only very small changes:

The contract was 50 pages of boilerplate.

a way of thinking that is ordinary and does not show any imagination:

She displayed her boilerplate politically correct attitudes on race, free speech, and peace.

(Definition of “boilerplate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)