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boilerplatenoun [U]

uk   /ˈbɔɪ.lə.pleɪt/  us   /-lɚ-/ US
  • boilerplate noun [U] (STANDARD)

text that can be ​copied and used in ​legaldocuments or in ​computerprograms, with only very ​smallchanges
(Definition of boilerplate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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boilerplatenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈbɔɪləpleɪt/
writing that has been used before many ​times with only very ​smallchanges: The ​contract was 50 ​pages of boilerplate.
a way of ​thinking that is ordinary and does not show any imagination: She ​displayed her boilerplate ​politicallycorrectattitudes on race, ​free speech, and ​peace.
(Definition of boilerplate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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