1. pattern - noun
· a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
2. pattern - noun
· a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
3. pattern - noun
· a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
4. pattern - noun
· something regarded as a normative example; "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"
5. pattern - noun
· a model considered worthy of imitation; "the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"
6. pattern - noun
· something intended as a guide for making something else; "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"
7. pattern - noun
· 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. pattern - noun
· graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle
9. pattern - verb
· plan or create according to a model or models
10. pattern - verb
· form a pattern; "These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"
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