Template (disambiguation)

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Template may mean:

  • Template, a stencil, pattern or overlay used in graphic arts (drawing, painting, etc.) and sewing to replicate letters, shapes or designs
  • a pre-developed page layout in electronic or paper media used to make new pages with a similar design, pattern, or style
  • in a press release, a predefined letter which retains its primary intent when individually customised with variable data or text

Computer science and information technology[change | change source]

  • Template (file format), a standardized non-executable file type used by computer software as a pre-formatted example on which to base other files, especially documents
  • Template (C++), a tool for generic programming especially in the C++ language
  • Template metaprogramming, a programming technique used by a compiler to generate temporary source code
  • Template method, an object-oriented design pattern
  • Template processor, a system that combines a template with data to produce an output.
  • Template (word processing), a standard document containing layout and styles used to configure word processing software
  • Style sheet (web development) or master page on which you can globally edit and format graphic elements and text common to each page of a document
  • Web template or web template system, a master page used to produce web pages
  • A main document from which mail merge documents are created

Manufacturing[change | change source]

  • Mechanical template, used to cut and shape a product, such as:

Molecular genetics[change | change source]

  • a strand of DNA which sets the genetic sequence of new strands
  • a strand of RNA which translates genes into proteins

Other uses[change | change source]