Meaning of pattern

Definition of 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"
a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
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"
a model considered worthy of imitation; "the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"
something intended as a guide for making something else; "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"
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"
graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle
(verb) plan or create according to a model or models
form a pattern; "These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"

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