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Definition of "template" []

  • 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 or the carving of architectural profiles. (noun)
  • Computer Science A document or file having a preset format, used as a starting point for a particular application so that the format does not have to be recreated each time it is used: a loan amortization template for a spreadsheet program. (noun)
  • Computer Science An overlay that fits over all or part of a keyboard and has labels describing the functions of each key within a particular application. (noun)
  • A horizontal piece of stone or timber used to distribute weight or pressure, as over a door frame. (noun)
  • Biochemistry A molecule of a nucleic acid, such as DNA, that serves as a pattern for the synthesis of a macromolecule, as of RNA. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "template" in a sentence
  • "* Function for assigning a template var if the zebra module got included function _module_zebra ($mode, & $module_row) global $template;"
  • "So, the variable $template is an object of the template class, which contains quite a few methods to help you compile the template."
  • "Replace $this with $template, as _refroot info is in the template object."