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  1. pat·tern
    IPA[ˈpadərn]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. decorate with a repeated design:

      he was sitting on a soft carpet patterned in rich colors the boxes are patterned with black and white chevrons
    • 2. give a regular or intelligible form to:

      the brain not only receives information, but interprets and patterns it
    • 3. give something a form based on that of (something else):

      the clothing is patterned on athletes' wear
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: pattern, plural noun: patterns

    • v.: verb: pattern, 3rd person present: patterns, gerund or present participle: patterning, past tense: patterned, past participle: patterned

    • noun

      a repeated decorative design:

      an arrangement or design regularly found in comparable objects:

    • verb

      decorate with a repeated design:

      give a regular or intelligible form to:

    • adjective

      decorated with a repeated design; having a pattern or patterns:
    • adjective

      decorated with a repeated design; having a pattern or patterns:
    • noun

      a habit of thinking in a particular way, using particular assumptions:

      a quality characterizing someone's thought processes as expressed in language:

    • noun

      a pattern in the air above an airport of permitted lanes for aircraft to follow after takeoff or prior to landing.

      the characteristic distribution of traffic on a route:

    • noun

      the flight path maintained by an aircraft awaiting permission to land.

      a state or period of no progress or change:

    • noun

      another term for pattern practice
    • noun

      a geometric design broadcast by a television station so that viewers can adjust the quality of their reception.
    • noun

      a book containing samples of patterns and designs of cloth or wallpaper.
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