Definition of Pattern

1. Noun. A perceptual structure. "A visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"

Exact synonyms: Form, Shape
Generic synonyms: Structure
Group relationships: Percept, Perception, Perceptual Experience
Specialized synonyms: Fractal, Gestalt, Grid, Kaleidoscope, Mosaic, Strand
Derivative terms: Form, Shape

2. Verb. Plan or create according to a model or models.
Exact synonyms: Model
Generic synonyms: Copy, Imitate, Simulate
Specialized synonyms: Scale, Sovietise, Sovietize
Derivative terms: Model, Model, Model, Model, Modeler, Modeller

3. Noun. A customary way of operation or behavior. "They changed their dietary pattern"

4. Verb. Form a pattern. "These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"
Generic synonyms: Agree, Check, Correspond, Fit, Gibe, Jibe, Match, Tally

5. Noun. A decorative or artistic work. "The coach had a design on the doors"

6. Noun. Something regarded as a normative example. "His formula for impressing visitors"
Exact synonyms: Convention, Formula, Normal, Rule
Generic synonyms: Practice
Specialized synonyms: Mores, Code Of Behavior, Code Of Conduct, Universal
Derivative terms: Formularize

7. Noun. A model considered worthy of imitation. "The American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"
Generic synonyms: Example, Exemplar, Good Example, Model

8. Noun. Something intended as a guide for making something else. "A pattern for a skirt"
Exact synonyms: Blueprint, Design
Generic synonyms: Plan, Program, Programme
Derivative terms: Blueprint

9. Noun. The path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport. "They stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted"

10. Noun. Graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle.
Exact synonyms: Radiation Diagram, Radiation Pattern
Generic synonyms: Graph, Graphical Record
Terms within: Lobe

Definition of Pattern

1. n. Anything proposed for imitation; an archetype; an exemplar; that which is to be, or is worthy to be, copied or imitated; as, a pattern of a machine.

2. v. t. To make or design (anything) by, from, or after, something that serves as a pattern; to copy; to model; to imitate.

3. n. A diagram showing the distribution of the pellets of a shotgun on a vertical target perpendicular to the plane of fire.

Definition of Pattern

1. Noun. Model, example. ¹

2. Noun. Decorative arrangement. ¹

3. Verb. to apply a pattern ¹

4. Verb. to follow an example ¹

5. Verb. to fit into a pattern ¹

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Definition of Pattern

1. to make according to a prescribed design [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Pattern

1. 1. Anything proposed for imitation; an archetype; an exemplar; that which is to be, or is worthy to be, copied or imitated; as, a pattern of a machine. "I will be the pattern of all patience." (Shak) 2. A part showing the figure or quality of the whole; a specimen; a sample; an example; an instance. "He compares the pattern with the whole piece." (Swift) 3. Stuff sufficient for a garment; as, a dress pattern. 4. Figure or style of decoration; design; as, wall paper of a beautiful pattern. 5. Something made after a model; a copy. "The patterns of things in the heavens." (Heb. Ix. 23) 6. Anything cut or formed to serve as a guide to cutting or forming objects; as, a dressmaker's pattern. 7. A full-sized model around which a mold of sand is made, to receive the melted metal. It is usually made of wood and in several parts, so as to be removed from the mold without injuring it. A definable characteristic relationship between the members of any set of objects or actions; also, the set having a definable relationship between its members. Thus: the distribution of bomb or shell impacts on a target area, or of bullet holes in a target; a set of traits or actions that appear to be consistent throughout the members of a group or over time within a group, as behavioral pattern, traffic pattern, dress pattern Pattern box, chain, or cylinder, devices, in a loom, for presenting several shuttles to the picker in the proper succession for forming the figure. Pattern card. A set of samples on a card. A count-wheel. Origin: OE. Patron, F. Patron, a patron, also, a pattern. See Patron. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pattern

pattern (current term)
pattern baldness
pattern board
pattern formation
pattern maker
pattern matching
pattern recognition
pattern sensitive epilepsy
patterned advance

Literary usage of Pattern

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"A plaid is a pattern in textile fabrics consisting of bars, or stripes, of color crossing each other at right angles. A plaid is a development of the check, ..."

2. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1860)
"The power of getting rid of any part of design, if required, and of modifying the pattern. All the movements which I have described are actuated by the one ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"For it must be borne in mind that animals arc not only coloured but the colour is arranged in a more or less definite pattern. The wild mouse, rat and ..."

4. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"But in heaven, I replied, there is a pattern, of such a city, and he who has eyes to see it may order his life after that image. Whether such a state is or ..."

5. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1892)
"CFB Chapman 'On the Color pattern of the Upper Tail-coverts in ... Mr. Chapman's material leads him to conclude that the former pattern prevails among young ..."

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