templet

[ tem-plit ]
/ ˈtɛm plɪt /

noun

Origin of templet

1670–80; perhaps < French, diminutive of temple temple3 (see -et), but semantic link is unclear

Definition for templet (2 of 2)

template

or tem·plet

[ tem-plit ]
/ ˈtɛm plɪt /

noun

Origin of template

1670–80; alteration of templet, apparently by falsely etymologizing final syllable as plate1
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British Dictionary definitions for templet

template

templet

/ (ˈtɛmplɪt) /

noun

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

Word Origin for template

C17 templet (later spelling influenced by plate), probably from French, diminutive of temple ³
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Medicine definitions for templet

template

n.

A pattern or gauge, such as a thin metal plate with a cut pattern, used as a guide in making something accurately, as in woodworking.
A molecule, such as DNA, that serves as a pattern for the synthesis of a macromolecule, as of RNA.
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Science definitions for templet

template
[ tĕmplĭt ]

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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