### stencil

A metal sheet bearing a circuit pattern cut into the material. Common materials are stainless steel and brass.
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### Stencil

A stencil is a thin sheet of material, such as paper, plastic, wood or metal, with letters or a design cut from it, used to produce the letters or design on an underlying surface by applying pigment through the cut-out holes in the material. The key advantage of a stencil is that it can be reused to repeatedly and rapidly produce the same letters ...
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### stencil

[n] - device that has a sheet perforated with printing through which ink or paint can pass to create a printed pattern 2. [v] - mark or print with a stencil
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### Stencil

• (v. t.) To mark, paint, or color in figures with stencils; to form or print by means of a stencil. • (n.) A thin plate of metal, leather, or other material, used in painting, marking, etc. The pattern is cut out of the plate, which is then laid flat on the surface to be marked, and the color brushed over it. Called also stencil plate.St...
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### stencil

noun device that has a sheet perforated with printing through which ink or paint can pass to create a printed pattern
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### Stencil

[numerical analysis] In mathematics, especially the areas of numerical analysis concentrating on the numerical solution of partial differential equations, a stencil is a geometric arrangement of a nodal group that relate to the point of interest by using a numerical approximation routine. Stencils are the basis for many algorithms to numeri...
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### Stencil

[typeface] Stencil refers to two typefaces released within months of each other in 1937. The face created by R. Hunter Middleton for Ludlow was advertised in June, while Gerry Powell`s version for American Type Founders appeared one month later. Both fonts consist of only capital letters with rounded edges and thick main strokes, much like ...
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### Stencil

Sten'cil noun [ Probably from Old French estincelle spangle, spark, French étincelle spark, Latin scintilla . See Scintillate , and confer Tinsel .] A thin plate of metal, leather, or other material, used in painting, marking, etc. The pattern is cut out of the plate...
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### Stencil

Sten'cil transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Stenciled or Stencilled ; present participle & verbal noun Stenciling or Stencilling .] To mark, paint, or color in figures with stencils; to form or print by means of a...
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### Stencil

A plastic pre-cut template used to trace and cut shapes. Usually used on paper and/or photos. They may also be used to apply paint/chalk to a surface in a contrasting colour.
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### Stencil

A pre-cut block or logo rendering of letters or images to be transferred to the case surface. See also Logo.
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### Stencil

A sheet of plastic, paper, or other material with letters or an image cut out of it. When placed on a surface and inked, it reproduces the cut-away images onto the material behind it.
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### stencil

A simple method of decoration in which a design or lettering cut from card or other material is used as a template for reproducing a pattern onto a surface placed below. Stencils were used from the 17th to the 18th centuries to decorate walls and were popular during the arts and crafts movement as a furniture decoration.
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### Stencil

A stencil is a thin metal plate or other piece of material with a series of holes forming a design or lettering through which colouring-matter is applied to a surface.
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### Stencil

A thin material in which a pattern, design or lettering is cut, through which a substance such as ink, paint etc. is passed to produce a corresponding pattern on the surface beneath it
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### stencil

In art, a thin plate of metal or other material out of which patterns have been cut for painting through the spaces on to a surface. A regular design can then be applied to the surface to be...
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### stencil

In art, a thin plate of metal or other material out of which patterns have been cut for painting through the spaces on to a surface. A regular design can then be applied to the surface to be decorated. Stencils are commonly used on walls, fabric, and paper items
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### Stencil

Piece of fabric or film carrying image for screen printing or mimeograph.
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### stencil

stencil, cutout device of oiled or shellacked tough and resistant paper, thin metal, or other material used in applying paint, dye, or ink to reproduce its design or lettering upon a surface. Designing an art stencil differs from ordinary drawing, since the design itself must be cut away, and ties m...