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Definitions of pattern:
  • noun:   a model considered worthy of imitation
    Example: "The American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"
  • noun:   a customary way of operation or behavior
    Example: "They changed their dietary pattern"
  • noun:   a decorative or artistic work
  • noun:   something regarded as a normative example
  • noun:   something intended as a guide for making something else
    Example: "A pattern for a skirt"
  • noun:   a perceptual structure
    Example: "A visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
  • noun:   graphical representation (in polar or cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle
  • noun:   the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport
    Example: "The traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded"
  • verb:   form a pattern
    Example: "These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"
  • verb:   plan or create according to a model or models

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See pattern used in context: 13 poetry verses, 2 Shakespeare works, 1 Bible passage, 68 definitions

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