AskDefine | Define layout

Dictionary Definition



1 a plan or design of something that is laid out
2 the act of laying out (as by making plans for something)

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A structured arrangements of items within certain limits.
  2. The act of laying out something.
  3. In the context of "publishing": The process of arranging editorial content, advertising, graphics and other information to fit within certain constraints.
  4. A map or a drawing of a construction site showing the position of roads, buildings or other constructions.

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the process of arranging editorial content
a map or a drawing of a construction site

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Extensive Definition

Layout may refer to:
  • In gymnastics, a layout is a position in which the gymnast's body is completely stretched, toes pointed and legs straight. A layout in tumbling, vault or balance beam is a salto performed in this position. In some countries, layout saltos are referred to as 'straights.' (ie, "he performed a double straight")
  • In ultimate (sport), a layout is an attempt to catch the disc involving a jump that results in a horizontal landing
layout in Korean: 레이아웃
layout in Italian: Layout
layout in Polish: Layout

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