A perceptual structure:
— A visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them.
Roget 650: perfection; perfectness etc. adj.; indefectibility†; impeccancy†, impeccability. pink, beau ideal, phenix, paragon; pink of perfection, acme of perfection; ne plus ultra [Lat.]; ... show more
Roget 847: ornament, ornamentation, ornamental art; ornature†, ornateness; adornment, decoration, embellishment; architecture; jewelry etc. 847.1. [surface coatings for wood: list] garnish, ... show more
A customary way of operation or behavior:
— They changed their dietary pattern.
Dutch: gebruik, oefenen, oefening, patroon, praktijk, stramien, uitoefening, zich oefenen
A decorative or artistic work.
Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology†, semeiotics†; Zeitgeist. [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more
Dutch: aftekening, dessin, patroon, tekening, werkje
Something regarded as a normative example.
Dutch: conventie, formaliteit, formule, mores, regel
Polish: model, wzór, modła, paradygmat, wzorzec
A model considered worthy of imitation.
Something intended as a guide for making something else:
— 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.
Plan or create according to a model or models.
Form a pattern.
Moby thesaurus: Geistesgeschichte, Hegelian idea, Kantian idea, Platonic form, Platonic idea, action, actions, activity, acts, address, aesthetic form, affectation, air, anatomy, antetype, antitype, archetype, architectonics, architecture, arrangement ... show more.
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