• IPA: /ˈtɛmplɪt/, /ˈtɛmplət/, /ˈtɛmpleɪt/

template (plural templates)

  1. A physical object whose shape is used as a guide to make other objects.
  2. A generic model or pattern from which other objects are based or derived.
  3. (molecular biology) A macromolecule which provides a pattern for the synthesis of another molecule.
  4. (object-oriented) A partially defined class or function, that can be instantiated in a variety of ways depending on the instantiation arguments.
    A template is a blueprint or formula for creating a generic class or a function. “C++ Templates”, in tutorialspoint, 2016
Related terms
  • template cache (computing)
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template (templates, present participle templating; past and past participle templated)

  1. To set up or mark off using a template.
  2. To provide a template or pattern for.

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