[count] 1 : a shape or pattern that is cut out of a hard material (such as metal or plastic) and used to make the same shape and pattern in other pieces of material2 computers : a computer document that has the basic format of something (such as a business letter, chart, graph, etc.) and that can be used many different times
▪ The software includes templates for common marketing documents like pamphlets and flyers.3 : something that is used as an example of how to do, make, or achieve something — often + for ▪ The bridge's design became a template for other bridges. ▪ Her career was my template for success in the publishing industry. [=I followed her example of how to succeed in the publishing industry]
▪ The software includes templates for common marketing documents like pamphlets and flyers.