What Does Template Mean?


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Liam Orr Profile
Liam Orr answered
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, there are two meanings of the word, each with their own sub-definitions. It can mean 'a shaped piece of rigid material used as a pattern for processes such as cutting out, shaping, or drilling; something that serves as a model for others to copy; in computing, a preset format for a document or file; and in biochemistry, a nucleic acid molecule that acts as a pattern for the sequence of assembly of a protein, nucleic acid, or other large molecule.'

Alternatively, it can stand for a physical piece of timber or a plate 'used to distribute the weight in a wall or under a support.'

Its etymological origins come from a 'templet' in the 17th century, which was an architectural term as dictated above. In contemporary jargon, a template can also refer to the smooth area between the breasts and the neck.

In terms of computing templates, there are several websites offering readymade templates, including FreeWebsiteTemplates and TemplateMonster, which are user-friendly and free to use. Templates are useful when constructing invitations and personalised websites: WebEden is a useful model of such a template, and, for instance, is one such website where the basic tools and layout is pre-programmed, with only pictures, videos and images being added.
Muddassar Memon Profile
Muddassar Memon answered
A template basically is a pattern, mold, or the like, generally comprising of a narrow plate of wood or metal, serving as a gauge or guide in mechanical work. Where as the expression applied in the context of word processing software, generally addresses to an example "fill-in-the-blank" text which can be filled either by hand or via a computerized iterative procedure, like in a wizard.

After the template is done, it can be edited, saved or managed just like a normal document. They also facilitate the usual pattern of the User Interface of the Word processing software.

Word processing templates are generally integrated as a standard feature of nearly all word processing software's. Plus people using such software's have the choice to make and save their own templates.
Rebecca Rees Profile
Rebecca Rees answered
It is a design that you can copy or get ideas from. It just saves so much time really. I think it is very useful
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Template means contain lot of information about expected by the user

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