boilerplate definition

  • noun:
    • A steel dish found in making the shells of steam boilers.
    • Journalistic material, like syndicated functions, for sale in dish or pad kind.
    • Inconsequential, formulaic, or stereotypical language: the latest terms of lease revival had been simply boilerplate.
    • A sheet of steel utilized in the building of a boiler.
    • The rating-plate or nameplate needed to be attached to a boiler by the (UK) Boiler Explosions Act (1882)
    • A plate mounted on manufacturing machinery, pinpointing information such as maker, model number, serial number, and power needs.
    • Standard text or system code used regularly and included with a text editor or term processor; text of a legal or official nature added to papers or labels.
  • adjective:
    • Describing text of a typical or routine nature.
    • regularly explain a non-functional spacecraft always test configuration and treatments.

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