A dress pattern is a template.
An example of a template is a dress pattern.
- a pattern, usually in the form of a thin plate of metal, wood, plastic, etc., for forming an accurate copy of an object or shape
- a short piece of stone, timber, or metal placed under a beam to help distribute the pressure
- a beam for supporting joists over an open space, as a doorway
- Biochem. any complex molecular structure, as DNA or RNA, that serves as a pattern in the synthesis of another complex molecular structure
Origin of templatealtered (infl. by plate) from earlier templet from Fr, diminutive of temple from Classical Latin templum, small timber, purlin, akin to temple
- 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.
- Computers a. 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.b. An overlay that fits over all or part of a keyboard and has labels describing the functions of each key within a particular application.
- A horizontal piece of stone or timber used to distribute weight or pressure, as over a door frame.
- Biochemistry A molecule of a nucleic acid, such as DNA, that serves as a pattern for the synthesis of a macromolecule, as of RNA.
Origin of templateProbably from French templet diminutive of temple temple of a loom ; see temple 3.
(third-person singular simple present templates, present participle templating, simple past and past participle templated)
- To set up or mark off using a template.
- To provide a template or pattern for.
Alteration of templet, probably from French templet, diminutive of temple (“a weaver's stretcher"), from Latin templum (“a small timber, tie-beam, a purlin"), from Proto-Indo-European *temp- (“to pull, stretch"). Alteration of second syllable due to analogy with plate. Cognate with Faroese tamba (“to stretch out, relax"), Icelandic Ã¾amb (“a stretched, bloated, or extended belly").
template - Computer Definition
(1) A pre-designed document or data file formatted for common purposes such as a fax, invoice or business letter. If the document contains an automated process, such as a word processing macro or spreadsheet formula, then the programming is already written and embedded in the appropriate places. It becomes a custom document after filling in the blanks with your data. See style sheet and document.
(2) A model of an application that is customized by the system designer. See template-based application.
(3) A plastic or stiff paper form placed over the function keys on a keyboard to identify their use.
(4) The canned response option in the Eudora OSE e-mail program. See boilerplate.