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Meaning & Definition of Pattern in English

English

Pattern

/pætərn/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • form
  • ,
  • shape
  • ,
  • pattern

2. A customary way of operation or behavior

  • "It is their practice to give annual raises"
  • "They changed their dietary pattern"
    synonym:
  • practice
  • ,
  • pattern

3. A decorative or artistic work

  • "The coach had a design on the doors"
    synonym:
  • design
  • ,
  • pattern
  • ,
  • figure

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • convention
  • ,
  • normal
  • ,
  • pattern
  • ,
  • rule
  • ,
  • formula

5. A model considered worthy of imitation

  • "The american constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"
    synonym:
  • pattern

6. Something intended as a guide for making something else

  • "A blueprint for a house"
  • "A pattern for a skirt"
    synonym:
  • blueprint
  • ,
  • design
  • ,
  • pattern

7. 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"
    synonym:
  • traffic pattern
  • ,
  • approach pattern
  • ,
  • pattern

8. Graphical representation (in polar or cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle

    synonym:
  • radiation pattern
  • ,
  • radiation diagram
  • ,
  • pattern

verb

1. Plan or create according to a model or models

    synonym:
  • model
  • ,
  • pattern

2. Form a pattern

  • "These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"
    synonym:
  • pattern

Examples of using

Man lives in a community, and has to conform to a social pattern.