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'pattern' - used as a noun
1. a perceptual structure
a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them
2. a customary way of operation or behavior
they changed their dietary pattern
3. a decorative or artistic work
4. something regarded as a normative example
5. a model considered worthy of imitation
the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics
6. something intended as a guide for making something else
a pattern for a skirt
7. 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
8. graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle

'pattern' - used as a verb
9. plan or create according to a model or models
10. form a pattern
These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before

derived forms
1. Pattern / Plural
patterns
2. Pattern / Past
patterned
3. Pattern / Third Person
patterns
4. Pattern / Present Participle
patterning
Variations of 'pattern'
 
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The way is long if one follows precepts, but short... if one follows patterns. - Click here to find out.
Fact of the day
The reason why some people get a cowlick is because the growth of their hair is in a spiral pattern, which causes the hair to either stand straight up, or goes to a certain angle.