The definition of a template is a pattern used for forming something exactly.(noun)
An example of a template is a dress pattern.
See template in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: altered (infl. by plate) < templet < Fr, dim. of temple < L templum, small timber, purlin, akin to temple
See template in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Probably from French templet
Origin: , diminutive of temple, temple of a loom; see Temple 3.
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