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pattern

 
Noun pattern has 8 senses
  1. form, shape, pattern - 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"
    --1 is a kind of structure
    --1 is a part of percept, perception, perceptual experience
    --1 has particulars: fractal; gestalt; mosaic; strand
    Derived form: verb pattern2
  2. practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
    --2 is a kind of activity
    --2 has particulars:
     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
    Derived form: verb pattern2
  3. design, pattern, figure - a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
    --3 is a kind of decoration, ornament, ornamentation
    --3 has particulars:
     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
  4. convention, normal, pattern, rule, formula - 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 is a kind of practice
    --4 has particulars: mores; code of conduct, code of behavior
  5. pattern - a model considered worthy of imitation; "the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"
    --5 is a kind of
    exemplar, example, model, good example
    Derived form: verb pattern1
  6. blueprint, design, pattern - something intended as a guide for making something else; "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"
    --6 is a kind of plan, program, programme
    Derived form: verb pattern1
  7. traffic pattern, approach pattern, pattern - 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"
    --7 is a kind of path, route, itinerary
    --7 has parts: approach path, approach, glide path, glide slope
    Derived form: verb pattern2
  8. radiation pattern, radiation diagram, pattern - graphical representation (in polar or cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle
    --8 is a kind of graph, graphical record
    --8 has parts: lobe
Verb pattern has 2 senses
  1. model, pattern - plan or create according to a model or models
    --1 is one way to imitate, copy, simulate
    Derived forms: noun pattern5, noun pattern6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. pattern - form a pattern; "These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"
    --2 is one way to
    match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree
    Derived forms: noun pattern7, noun pattern2, noun pattern1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
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