<document processing> A document that contains parameters, identified by some special syntax, that are replaced by actual arguments by the template processing system. For example:
Dear <guest>, <host> would like to invite you to a party at <location> on <date> at <time>.Where the words in angle brackets are the parameters to be replaced by the name of an actual guest, etc.
More sophisticated systems allow repetition, where a section is repeated in a single output document using a list of inputs; conditional sections or (nested) inclusion of other templates.
See also class template.
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