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    pattern - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pattern

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