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MA is an abbreviation that can mean the United States state of Massachusetts. Other uses include Master of arts.


Template:Stb (pronunciation: /ˈtɛmplɪt ˈɛstbi:/) is a commonly used medical term in the field of medicine. The term originates from the Latin word 'templum', meaning 'pattern', and the abbreviation 'Stb', which stands for 'stub'.


In the context of medicine, a 'stub' refers to a short, incomplete article or section that needs expansion. A 'template', on the other hand, is a pre-defined pattern or structure that serves as a guide for creating new pages or sections. Therefore, 'Template:Stb' is a guide used by editors to create and expand short, incomplete medical articles or sections.


The 'Template:Stb' is used in the creation and expansion of medical articles or sections in a Mediawiki-based platform. It provides a standard structure and format for these articles, ensuring consistency across the platform. The template also includes internal links to important keywords, aiding in the navigation and understanding of the content.

Related Terms

  • Stub: In computing, a stub is a routine that doesn't actually do anything other than declare itself and the parameters it accepts.
  • Template: In general, a template is a form, mold, or pattern used as a guide to making something.
  • Mediawiki: Mediawiki is a free and open-source wiki software package written in PHP. It is used by many websites, including Wikipedia.

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