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Variant of template.


(ˈtɛm plɪt)

1. a pattern, mold, or the like, usu. consisting of a thin plate of wood or metal, serving as a gauge or guide in mechanical work.
2. anything that determines or serves as a pattern; a model: You can use my notes as a template for employee evaluations.
3. a horizontal piece, as of timber or stone, in a wall, to receive and distribute the pressure of a girder, beam, or the like.
4. Genetics. a strand of DNA that serves as pattern for the formation of a complementary strand.
5. a flat strip, as of cardboard, placed on a computer keyboard to provide ready reference to software commands.
6. an electronic file with a predesigned, customized format and structure, as for a fax, letter, or expense report, ready to be filled in.
7. a marble base for a toilet.
Sometimes, tem′plet.
[1670–80; alter. of templet, appar. by falsely etymologizing final syllable as plate]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.templet - a model or standard for making comparisonstemplet - a model or standard for making comparisons
example, model - a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
speech rhythm, rhythm - the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements; "the rhythm of Frost's poetry"
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