Definitions for pattern

Definitions for (noun) pattern

Main entry: practice, pattern

Definition: a customary way of operation or behavior

Usage: it is their practice to give annual raises; they changed their dietary pattern

Main entry: design, figure, pattern

Definition: a decorative or artistic work

Usage: the coach had a design on the doors

Main entry: convention, formula, pattern, normal, rule

Definition: something regarded as a normative example

Usage: the convention of not naming the main character; violence is the rule not the exception; his formula for impressing visitors

Main entry: design, blueprint, pattern

Definition: something intended as a guide for making something else

Usage: a blueprint for a house; a pattern for a skirt

Main entry: form, pattern, shape

Definition: a perceptual structure

Usage: the composition presents problems for students of musical form; a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them

Main entry: pattern

Definition: a model considered worthy of imitation

Usage: the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics

Main entry: pattern, radiation diagram, radiation pattern

Definition: graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle

Main entry: approach pattern, traffic pattern, pattern

Definition: the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport

Usage: the traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded; they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted

Definitions for (verb) pattern

Main entry: model, pattern

Definition: plan or create according to a model or models

Main entry: pattern

Definition: form a pattern

Usage: These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before

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