A pattern or guide, usually made of clear plastic, and used by a draftsman for drawing standard shapes such as squares, circles and triangles. Usually all of the cutouts of a single Template are size variants of the same shape such as all rectangles, etc. Source: Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques"<br><br>Concerning a printing project&#39;s basic details in regard to its dimensions. A standard layout.<br><br>A pattern used as a guide in making a form with accuracy, as when using a stencil.Also see compass rose, die, French curve and tracing.