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pattern

noun

1 pattern

A perceptual structure:
— A visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them.

synonyms: form, shape.

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 948: good man, honest man, worthy.    good woman, perfect lady, Madonna.    model, paragon etc. (perfection) 650; good example; hero, ... 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

Polish: forma



2 pattern

A customary way of operation or behavior:
— They changed their dietary pattern.

synonym: practice.

Dutch: gebruik, oefenen, oefening, patroon, praktijk, stramien, uitoefening, zich oefenen
Polish: praktyka

3 pattern

A decorative or artistic work.

synonyms: design, figure.

Roget 22: prototype, original, model, pattern, precedent, standard, ideal, reference, scantling, type; archetype, antitype; protoplast, module, ... show more

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

4 pattern

Something regarded as a normative example.

synonyms: convention, formula, normal, rule.

Roget 80: normality, normalcy, normalness; familiarity, naturalness; commonness (frequency) 136; rule, standard (conformity) 82; customary (habit) ... show more

Roget 82: conformity, conformance; observance; habituation.    naturalization; conventionality etc. (custom) 613; agreement etc. 23.    example, instance, ... show more

Dutch: conventie, formaliteit, formule, mores, regel
Polish: model, wzór, modła, paradygmat, wzorzec

5 pattern

A model considered worthy of imitation.

6 pattern

Something intended as a guide for making something else:
— A pattern for a skirt.

synonyms: blueprint, design.

7 pattern

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.

synonyms: approach pattern, traffic pattern.

8 pattern

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

synonyms: radiation diagram, radiation pattern.

verb

1 pattern

Plan or create according to a model or models.

synonym: model.

2 pattern

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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