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Template vs. Blueprint

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Templatenoun

A physical object whose shape is used as a guide to make other objects.

Blueprintnoun

A type of paper-based reproduction process producing white-on-blue images, used primarily for technical and architecture's drawings, now largely replaced by other technologies.

Templatenoun

A generic model or pattern from which other objects are based or derived.

Blueprintnoun

A print produced with this process.

Templatenoun

(molecular biology) A macromolecule which provides a pattern for the synthesis of another molecule.

Blueprintnoun

A detailed technical drawing (now often in some electronically storable and transmissible form).

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Templatenoun

A partially defined class or function, that can be instantiated in a variety of ways depending on the instantiation arguments.

Blueprintnoun

Any detailed plan, whether literal or figurative.

Templateverb

To set up or mark off using a template.

Blueprintverb

To make a blueprint for.

‘The architect blueprinted the renovation plan once the client had signed off.’;

Templateverb

To provide a template or pattern for.

Blueprintverb

To make a detailed operational plan for.

‘They blueprinted every aspect of the first phase of the operation.’;

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Templatenoun

Same as Templet.

Blueprint

See under Print.

Templatenoun

a model or standard for making comparisons

Blueprintnoun

something intended as a guide for making something else;

‘a blueprint for a house’; ‘a pattern for a skirt’;

Templatenoun

a shaped piece of rigid material used as a pattern for processes such as cutting out, shaping, or drilling.

Blueprintnoun

photographic print of plans or technical drawings etc.

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Templatenoun

something that serves as a model for others to copy

‘the plant was to serve as the template for change throughout the company’;

Blueprintverb

make a blueprint of

Templatenoun

a preset format for a document or file.

Blueprint

A blueprint is a reproduction of a technical drawing or engineering drawing using a contact print process on light-sensitive sheets. Introduced by Sir John Herschel in 1842, the process allowed rapid and accurate production of an unlimited number of copies.

Templatenoun

a nucleic acid molecule that acts as a pattern for the sequence of assembly of a protein, nucleic acid, or other large molecule

‘secondary structure in the template strand is eliminated’;

Templatenoun

a timber or plate used to distribute the weight in a wall or under a support.

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