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1A shaped piece of rigid material used as a pattern for processes such as cutting out, shaping, or drilling.
cast, die, form, matrix, shape, containerView synonyms
- ‘When many pieces need to be cut the same, use one accurately cut or drilled piece as a template.’
- ‘The original full-sized drawing was used as a template to make pattern pieces.’
- ‘All our plans have traceable templates.’
- ‘Templates, patterns, and drawings guarantee consistency and could be used for generations.’
- ‘Lay out your paper pattern or template over the flooring material.’
- ‘They rarely use templates or fixed patterns.’
- ‘A template is a ready-made shape that engineers and designers draw around to make perfect curves.’
- ‘She used an adhesive template as a tool, cutting the shapes she wanted.’
- ‘Our plans come complete with full-size templates and step-by-step instructions.’
- ‘Cut out the shapes and use them as a template.’
- ‘A template or pattern is essential for accurately cutting your vinyl floor.’
- ‘Full-sized paper templates were used at the metal plant for cutting the sheet steel.’
- ‘The various shapes were moulded using templates.’
- ‘Punch out the patterns following the template.’
- ‘The plans for this project come with full-size pattern templates.’
- ‘Using your pattern as a template, cut the design with a sharp crafts knife.’
- ‘A cardboard template the size and shape of the finished pocket comes in handy.’
- ‘Students were provided with a template to trace the shape on white construction paper.’
- ‘He designs templates and traces multiple shapes on large pieces of colored paper.’
- ‘Make a cardboard template of this piece.’
- 1.1 Something that serves as a model for others to copy:‘the plant was to serve as the template for change throughout the company’
model, pattern, blueprint, template, archetype, prototype, sample, example, exemplarView synonyms
- ‘This imported furniture was subsequently used as templates for locally made pieces.’
- ‘Ancient patterns or templates are being broken down under the pressure of global, social and economic forces.’
- ‘The first few minutes served as a template for the rest of the work.’
- ‘The proposed model could serve as a template for such studies.’
- ‘It is not possible to provide a template for this process.’
- ‘His approach now looks like a pale copy of an industry template.’
- ‘His influence on mainstream rap-rock is undisputed, serving as the template for other vocalists.’
- ‘Engineers used their modern petrol engine as the template for the new diesel.’
- ‘This contract has served as a template for the region.’
- ‘If the Indonesian effort is successful, it could serve as a template to save forests across Southeast Asia.’
- ‘These sketches would later serve as their templates.’
- ‘This cliché-riddled film could serve as a template for the perfect feel-good movie.’
- ‘The airplane served as a template for many future models.’
- ‘The project should become a template for dealing with local businesses.’
- ‘The manuals serve as templates for the development of food industry guidelines.’
- ‘These are tactics that serve admirably as a template for terrorizing entire nations.’
- ‘The state's new standards are expected to serve as a template for the rest of the country.’
- ‘These examples could serve as templates until the new teacher develops his or her own style.’
- ‘This should be used as a guiding procedure and not a rigid template.’
- ‘This piece might be a conceptual template for the drawings.’
- 1.2Computing A preset format for a document or file.
- ‘Any employee can upload documents or templates that might be useful for anyone else in the organization.’
- ‘You can alter the look of your email template by changing the graphics and/or fields.’
- ‘If you're just starting a site, a template can automate the process.’
- ‘Hire a professional designer to create your website or purchase a website template.’
- ‘We went looking for templates in the File menu.’
- 1.3Biochemistry A nucleic acid molecule that acts as a pattern for the sequence of assembly of a protein, nucleic acid, or other large molecule:[as modifier] ‘secondary structure in the template strand is eliminated’
- ‘Messenger RNA molecules are templates for the proteins that carry the main metabolic functions in a cell.’
- ‘During protein synthesis templates are translated into a sequence of amino acids.’
- ‘We were able to identify a possible template for the inserted nucleotides in nearby sequences.’
- ‘Both strands can act as templates to produce a molecule called ribonucleic acid.’
- ‘Scientists speculate that the deformed protein acts as a template to reshape healthy proteins.’
2A timber or plate used to distribute the weight in a wall or under a support.
- ‘The templates hold the anchor bolts.’
Late 17th century (as templet): probably from temple + -et. The change in the ending in the 19th century was due to association with plate.
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