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BOILERPLATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does boilerplate mean? 

BOILERPLATE (noun)
  The noun BOILERPLATE has 2 senses:

1. standard formulations uniformly found in certain types of legal documents or news stories
2. thick plate iron used in the production of boilers

  Familiarity information: BOILERPLATE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOILERPLATE (noun)


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Meaning:

Standard formulations uniformly found in certain types of legal documents or news stories

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("boilerplate" is a kind of...):

expression; formulation (the style of expressing yourself)

Holonyms ("boilerplate" is a part of...):

contract (a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law)


Sense 2boilerplate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Thick plate iron used in the production of boilers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("boilerplate" is a kind of...):

plate iron (a plate of iron)

Holonyms ("boilerplate" is a member of...):

boiler; steam boiler (sealed vessel where water is converted to steam)


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