pattern


pattern
noun
1 arrangement of lines, shapes, sounds, etc.
ADJECTIVE
intricate
abstract, geometric
camouflage, floral, striped, etc.
regular, repeated, repeating

wallpaper with a repeating pattern of interlocking shapes

random
drum, rhythmic, sound

The music contains repeated rhythmic patterns.

VERB + PATTERN
have

The sweater has a geometric pattern on it.

form, produce

The roof beams form a star-like pattern.

create, design, make, print, weave
PREPOSITION
in a/the pattern

He had arranged the glasses in a pattern on the table.

pattern on

the pattern on the carpet

pattern in

She drew patterns in the sand.

2 usual manner
ADJECTIVE
basic, existing, familiar, normal, set, traditional, usual

There is no set pattern for these meetings.

consistent, predictable, regular
same, similar

Portuguese colonial rule followed a similar pattern to that of other powers.

changing, ever-changing
complex
clear

The pattern is clear: obesity is associated with lower incomes.

main
overall

The overall pattern of our life changes little.

behaviour/behavior, behavioural/behavioral
speech

Her speech patterns are very distinctive.

breathing, sleep
voting
consumption, spending, usage

They analyzed employees' email usage patterns.

migration, settlement
employment
weather
VERB + PATTERN
discern, identify, notice, recognize, trace

We can trace a familiar pattern to these events.

establish, set
follow, repeat

Their actions follow a very predictable pattern.

fall into, fit into

ideas that do not fit neatly into his patterns of thought

exhibit, show

67% of patients showed a similar pattern of improvement.

alter, change

People have changed their spending patterns in response to changing conditions.

PATTERN + VERB
develop, emerge

Similar patterns are emerging all over Eastern Europe.

change
PREPOSITION
pattern for

the normal pattern for a boy/girl relationship

pattern in

the main patterns in English spelling

pattern of

patterns of behaviour/behavior


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  • Pattern — Pat tern, n. [OE. patron, F. patron, a patron, also, a pattern. See {Patron}.] 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. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pattern — [ patɛrn ] n. m. • 1914; mot angl. « modèle schématique » ♦ Anglic. Modèle simplifié d une structure, en sciences humaines. ⇒ modèle, 2. patron, schéma, structure, type. ⊗ HOM. Paterne. ● pattern nom masculin (anglais pattern) Modèle spécifique… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pattern — [pat′ərn] n. [ME patron < OFr patrun, patron, hence something to be imitated, pattern: see PATRON] 1. a person or thing considered worthy of imitation or copying 2. a model or plan used as a guide in making things; set of forms to the shape of …   English World dictionary

  • Pattern — ist ein ehemaliger Ortsteil von Aldenhoven, siehe: Pattern (Aldenhoven) ein Ortsteil von Jülich, siehe: Pattern (Jülich) ein anglisierender Begriff für „Muster“ in der strukturfunktionalistischen Soziologie eine Struktur – siehe Pattern Variables …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pattern — pat·tern / pa tərn/ n 1: a form or model proposed for imitation 2: a recognizably consistent series of related acts found a pattern of discrimination in that company a pattern of racketeering activity Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • pattern — [n1] design, motif arrangement, decoration, device, diagram, figure, guide, impression, instruction, markings, mold, motive, original, ornament, patterning, plan, stencil, template, trim; concepts 259,625 Ant. plainness pattern [n2] arrangement,… …   New thesaurus

  • Pattern — Pat tern, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Patterned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Patterning}.] 1. To make or design (anything) by, from, or after, something that serves as a pattern; to copy; to model; to imitate. Milton. [1913 Webster] [A temple] patterned from that …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pattern — (n.) early 14c., the original proposed to imitation; the archetype; that which is to be copied; an exemplar [Johnson], from O.Fr. patron, from M.L. patronus (see PATRON (Cf. patron)). Extended sense of decorative design first recorded 1580s, from …   Etymology dictionary

  • pattern — /ˈpattern, ingl. ˈpæt(J)n/ [vc. ingl., propr. «campione, modello»] s. m. inv. 1. schema, modello 2. struttura, sistema …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • pattern — ► NOUN 1) a repeated decorative design. 2) a regular or discernible form or order in which a series of things occur: working patterns. 3) a model, design, or set of instructions for making something. 4) an example for others to follow. 5) a model …   English terms dictionary

  • Pattern — Pattern. См. Модель. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов


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