boilerplate

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1. Ready made content, design, or format that fits a variety of uses.
2. Standard legal language (the fine print) used by banks, insurance companies, landlords, service providers, vendors, etc., and printed often on the back of common insurance, loan, and tenancy agreements, and bills, invoices, receipts, etc. Boilerplate clauses are drawn from the long legal experience of big firms, and normally cannot be negotiated by the client or customer. See also adhesion contract and template.

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The man used a typical boilerplate he found online to create a contract for rental agreement, which he used when renting the apartment.
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My friend facilitated the boilerplate text method when he was building his app, so he could reuse this unit of writing over and over.
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As a software developer in the early 2000s, I learned a lot about writing boilerplate code in a reusable way so that I wouldn't have to keep repeating the same work.
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