templet

templet

[tem-plit]
noun

Origin:
1670–80; perhaps < French, diminutive of temple temple3 (see -et), but semantic link is unclear

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template or templet (ˈtɛmplɪt)
 
n
1.  a gauge or pattern, cut out in wood or metal, used in woodwork, etc, to help shape something accurately
2.  a pattern cut out in card or plastic, used in various crafts to reproduce shapes
3.  a short beam, made of metal, wood, or stone, that is used to spread a load, as over a doorway
4.  biochem the molecular structure of a compound that serves as a pattern for the production of the molecular structure of another specific compound in a reaction
 
[C17 templet (later spelling influenced by plate), probably from French, diminutive of temple³]
 
templet or templet
 
n
 
[C17 templet (later spelling influenced by plate), probably from French, diminutive of temple³]

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