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style sheet Syllabification: style sheet
Pronunciation: /ˈstīl ˌSHēt/

Definition of style sheet in English:


1 (also style guide) A manual detailing the house style of a particular publisher, publication, etc.
Example sentences
  • A resolution was passed suggesting that the ship's newspaper be turned over entirely to scholarly articles printed according to the rules of the MLA stylesheet.
  • Even more wonderfully, his natural mode of expression was at odds with that paper's style guide.
  • I think the fact that I read the style guide sets me apart from everyone who actually writes for the Express.
2 Computing A type of template file consisting of font and layout settings to give a standardized look to certain documents.
Example sentences
  • If a user views an xls file using the XML style sheet, it's quite easy for an attacker to run or call executable code.
  • By placing these instructions in a style sheet, the document instance is freed from the burden of carrying format information.
  • And again, as always, we can apply a rough style sheet to this document, and slap a bit of mascara on that otherwise unimpressive wall of serifs.

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