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"template" in British English

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templatenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtem.pleɪt/
a ​pattern made of ​metal, ​plastic, or ​paper, used for making many ​copies of a ​shape or to ​helpcutmaterialaccurately 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 ​arrangeinformation on a ​computerscreen: a ​letter template
(Definition of template from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"template" in American English

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templatenoun [C]

 us   /ˈtem·plət/
a ​shape made of ​metal, ​plastic, or ​paper which is used to make ​copies or to ​help someone ​cut something ​accurately: The use of templates is ​crucial to ​stonecarving.
(Definition of template from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"template" in Business English

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templatenoun [C]

uk   us   /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 ​chargingsystem will become a template for congested cities across Britain.
IT a particular ​model for ​arranginginformation 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 ​helpcutmaterialaccurately
(Definition of template from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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