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Topic: COMPUTERS

Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: templet, from temple 'instrument in a loom for keeping the cloth stretched', probably from Latin templum; TEMPLE

template

noun
     
tem‧plate [countable]
1TEMTB a thin sheet of plastic or metal in a special shape or pattern, used to help cut other materials in a similar shape
2TD technicalTD a computer document containing some basic information that you use as a model for writing other documents, such as business letters, envelopes etc
3 written something that is used as a model for another thing
template for
Her childhood became a template for how she brought up her own children.
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