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Template may mean:
- 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
- Form letter, a predefined letter which retains its primary intent when individually customised with variable data or text.
Computer science and information technology 
- 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
Molecular genetics 
- a strand of DNA which sets the genetic sequence of new strands
- a strand of RNA which translates genes into proteins
- Template (racing), a device used in car racing to ensure that the body of the race vehicle adheres to specifications
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