English - Etymology
Alteration of templet, probably from French templet, diminutive of temple (“a weaver's stretcher”), from Latin templum (“a small timber, tie-beam, a purlin”), from Proto-Indo-European *temp- (“to pull, stretch”). Alteration of second syllable due to analogy with plate. Cognate with Faroese tamba (“to stretch out, relax”), Icelandic þamb (“a stretched, bloated, or extended belly”).
English - Pronunciation
English - Noun
- A physical object whose shape is used as a guide to make other objects.
- A generic model or pattern from which other objects are based or derived.
- (molecular biology) A macromolecule which provides a pattern for the synthesis of another molecule.