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  Definition of pattern
  1. a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
  2. a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
  3. something regarded as a normative example; "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"
  4. something intended as a guide for making something else; "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"
  5. a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
  6. a model considered worthy of imitation; "the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"
  7. graphical representation (in polar or cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle
  8. the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport; "the traffic patterns around O''Hare are very crowded"; "they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted"
  9. plan or create according to a model or models
  10. form a pattern; "These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"
Similar Words: practice, design, figure, convention, normal, rule, formula, blueprint, form, shape, radiation pattern, radiation diagram, traffic pattern, approach pattern, model

 

Hyponyms: biologism, cooperation, featherbedding, formalism, one-upmanship, symbolism, symbolization, symbolisation, modernism, occult, occult arts, cannibalism, careerism, custom, usage, usance, habitude, fashion, slavery, slaveholding, peonage, unwritten law, lynch law, mistreatment, popery, quotation, ritual, ritualism, nudism, naturism, systematism, transvestism, transvestitism, cross dressing, argyle, argyll, bear claw, damascene, decal, decalcomania, device, emblem, linocut, mandala, mihrab, motif, polka dot, pyrograph, screen saver, tattoo, tetraskelion, tetraskele, triskelion, triskele, weave, marking, mores, code of conduct, code of behavior, fractal, gestalt, mosaic, strand, scale, sovietize, sovietise

 

Part Meronyms: percept, perception, perceptual experience

 

Derivational Morphology: practice, apply, use, design, formularize, formularise, model, blueprint, draft, draught, determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate, form, modelling, modeling, example, simulation, theoretical account, framework, modeler, modeller, traffic pattern, approach pattern

 

Anagrams: partner

 

 
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