Layout vs Template - What's the difference?

layout | template |

As nouns the difference between layout and template

is that layout is a structured arrangement of items within certain s while template is a physical object whose shape is used as a guide to make other objects.

As a verb template is

to set up or mark off using a.



(wikipedia layout)


(en noun)
  • A structured arrangement of items within certain s.
  • A plan for such arrangement.
  • The act of laying out something.
  • (publishing) The process of arranging editorial content, advertising, graphics and other information to fit within certain constraints.
  • (engineering) A map or a drawing of a construction site showing the position of roads, buildings or other constructions.
  • (electronics) A specification of an integrated circuit showing the position of the physical components that will implement the schematic in silicon.
  • See also

    * keyboard layout *





    (en 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.
  • * {{quote-journal, 2002, S. Lottin et al., Thioredoxin post-transcriptional regulation by H19 provides a new function to mRNA-like non-coding RNA, Nature, volume=21, issue=10 citation
  • , passage=Classically, the functional product of coding genes is a protein whose synthesis is directed by an mRNA-template .}}

    See also

    * boilerplate * macro * stencil * cookie cutter *


  • To set up or mark off using a .
  • * {{quote-book, 1994, Howard I. Chapelle, Boatbuilding citation
  • , passage=Only that part of the floor timber that bears on the planking and keel need be templated ;
  • To provide a template or pattern for.
  • * {{quote-journal, 2003, Yu Wang et al., Synthesis and characterization of a new layered gallium phosphate templated by cobalt complex, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, volume=170, issue=1, doi=10.1016/S0022-4596(02)00060-9
  • , passage=Metal phosphates that are templated by transition-metal complexes are rare.}}

    Derived terms

    * templater