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tem·plate / ˈtemplət/ • n. 1. a shaped piece of metal, wood, card, plastic, or other material used as a pattern for processes such as painting, cutting out, shaping, or drilling. ∎ fig. something that serves as a model for others to copy: the plant was to serve as the template for change throughout the company. ∎ Comput. a preset format for a document or file, used so that the format does not have to be recreated each time it is used: a memo template. ∎ Comput. a guide that fits over all or part of a computer keyboard to describe the functions of each key for a particular software application. ∎  Biochem. a nucleic acid molecule that acts as a pattern for the sequence of assembly of a protein, nucleic acid, or other large molecule. 2. a timber or plate used to distribute the weight in a wall or under a support.

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template, templet.
1. Pad-stone or any block of timber or stone, or a metal plate, placed beneath the end of a girder, truss, etc., to distribute the load, especially the timber block placed under the foot of a cruck-blade.

2. Mould, outline, or pattern to ensure accuracy when forming a profile or moulding.

3. Beam or lintel.

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template A pattern that specifies a structure – i.e. a relationship between parts of a compound data object – from which instances may be made. The term is a convenient means of differentiating the structure specification from the declaration of individual instances of the structure.

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template (tem-plăt) n. a design, plan, or model that enables information to be presented in a standardized and easily recognized format. A template can be applied to any aspect of nursing care to ensure that there is consistency of approach and continuity of care.

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template Any molecule that acts as a pattern for the synthesis of a new molecule. For example, the two nucleotide chains of a DNA molecule can separate and each acts as a template for the synthesis of the missing chain (see DNA replication).

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template see TEMPLET.

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template •circumvallate • bedplate • template •breastplate • nameplate • faceplate •chelate • fishplate • sibilate • jubilate •flagellate • legislate • invigilate •assimilate, dissimilate •depilate, epilate •fibrillate •correlate, intercorrelate •vacillate • tessellate • oscillate •cantillate •hyperventilate, ventilate •titillate • scintillate • constellate •mutilate • oblate • hotplate •electroplate • bookplate • footplate •congratulate •confabulate, tabulate •ambulate, circumambulate, perambulate •adulate • coagulate •strangulate, triangulate •ejaculate •calculate, miscalculate •emasculate • granulate • encapsulate •regulate • speculate • emulate •infibulate • acidulate •articulate, gesticulate, matriculate •simulate, stimulate •manipulate, stipulate •insulate • capitulate •discombobulate • modulate •flocculate, inoculate •osculate •copulate, populate •expostulate, postulate •ovulate • formulate • ululate •accumulate, cumulate •undulate • pustulate • circulate •lanceolate •annihilate, violate •number plate • fingerplate • escalate •percolate • immolate •crenellate (US crenelate) •extrapolate • copperplate •interpellate, interpolate •desolate • insufflate • isolate •apostolate • contemplate

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