a pattern, mold, or the like, usually consisting of a thin plate of wood or metal, serving as a gauge or guide in mechanical work.
anything that determines or serves as a pattern; a model: You can use my notes as a template for employee evaluations.
Building Trades. a horizontal piece, as of timber or stone, in a wall, to receive and distribute the pressure of a girder, beam, or the like.
Shipbuilding. either of two wedges in each of the temporary blocks forming the support for the keel of a ship while building.
Aerial Photogrammetry. any object having lines, slots, or straightedges to represent lines radiating from the center of a photograph, used for graphic triangulation.
Genetics. a strand of DNA or RNA that serves as a pattern for the synthesis of a complementary strand of nucleic acid or protein.
a small sheet or strip of cardboard, plastic, or the like, that fits over a portion of the keyboard and provides ready reference to the keystroke commands of a particular software program.
an electronic file with a predesigned, customized format and structure, as for a fax, letter, or expense report, ready to be filled in.
Also called safe. a marble base for a toilet.
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How to use template in a sentence
These provide templates integrating their own voice app experiences for you to customize further.
Previously, the solution would have been bespoke from the origin, the publisher said, although it wouldn’t say how much it’s charging for the templates.‘Without the luxury of time’: The Wall Street Journal rolls out new products for the fast-tempo ad market | Lucinda Southern | September 15, 2020 | Digiday
We’re trying to build a different proposition that doesn’t fit well within that template.‘We don’t have the burden of traditional media’: Confessions of an upstart agency holding group MD | Seb Joseph | September 7, 2020 | Digiday
Every woman’s experience is different across her cycle, and there’s no one-size-fits-all template.
The former Seattle officer predicted that any pullbacks would follow the same template they had in his city.What Can Mayors Do When the Police Stop Doing Their Jobs? | by Alec MacGillis | September 3, 2020 | ProPublica
Gardner now becomes the model—and his campaign the template—for how to win purple states.
Robert: First of all, it sets more of a template for the year for us.‘The Good Wife’ Creators on the Premiere’s Big Cary Twist, Will’s Death, and More | Kevin Fallon | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For all we are told about a “modern monarchy” the Duchess is—now—a very old-fashioned template of the silent, fantasy princess.
He created an enduring template, as Harris puts it, for “what ‘real’ war film is supposed to look like.”
His template for government was the peasant fantasy he dreamed up during his years of service on a Soviet pig farm.Forget Kim Jong Un—China’s New Favorite Dictator Is Belarus’s Aleksandr Lukashenko. | Kapil Komireddi | January 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is preferable to shape the inside first, cutting it out roughly and checking up with the template.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
The template is put on the ends of the straight pole, and the dowel centres are pricked into the wood.
A temporary piece of wood is planed to a true mitre and placed underneath the dovetailed piece to form a template.
The method of obtaining the correct angles of such a template has already been given on p. 134.
A small wooden template is made out of beech or other hardwood, having its ends cut at 45 degrees.
British Dictionary definitions for template
a gauge or pattern, cut out in wood or metal, used in woodwork, etc, to help shape something accurately
a pattern cut out in card or plastic, used in various crafts to reproduce shapes
a short beam, made of metal, wood, or stone, that is used to spread a load, as over a doorway
biochem the molecular structure of a compound that serves as a pattern for the production of the molecular structure of another specific compound in a reaction
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Scientific definitions for template
A molecule of a nucleic acid, such as DNA, that serves as a pattern for the synthesis of another molecule of a nucleic acid.
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