What is pattern?

  • (noun): Something regarded as a normative example.
    Synonyms: convention, normal, rule, formula
    See also — Additional definitions below

Pattern

A pattern, from the French patron, is a type of theme of recurring events or objects, sometimes referred to as elements of a set of objects.

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Some articles on pattern:

Claves
... used to play a repeating rhythmic figure throughout a piece, known as clave, a key pattern (or guide-pattern, timeline patter, phrasing referent, bell pattern) that is also found in African music ...
Rolls-Royce Armoured Car - Variants
... 1920 Pattern Mk I - thicker radiator armour and new wheels. 1920 Pattern Mk IA - commander's cupola. 1924 Pattern Mk I - turret with commander's cupola ...
Pattern - Science
... crystal structure expresses a recurring pattern ... Moving up to 3 dimensions, 32 patterns are possible ...
Piebald
... A piebald or pied animal is one that has a spotting pattern of large unpigmented, usually white, areas of hair, feathers, or scales and normally pigmented patches, generally black ... This alternating colour pattern is irregular and asymmetrical ... Animals with this pattern may include horses, dogs, birds, cats, pigs, and cattle, as well as snakes such as the ball python ...
Burmese Python - Captivity - Variations
... The Burmese python is frequently captive-bred for colour, pattern, and more recently size ... They are white with patterns in butterscotch yellow and burnt orange ... There are also "labyrinth" specimens, which have mazelike patterns khaki-coloured "green" and "granite", which have many small angular spots ...

More definitions of "pattern":

  • (noun): A model considered worthy of imitation.
    Example: "The American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"
  • (noun): A customary way of operation or behavior.
    Example: "They changed their dietary pattern"
    Synonyms: practice
  • (noun): A decorative or artistic work.
    Synonyms: design, figure
  • (noun): A perceptual structure.
    Example: "A visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
    Synonyms: form, shape
  • (verb): Form a pattern.
    Example: "These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"
  • (noun): The path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport.
    Example: "They stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted"
    Synonyms: traffic pattern, approach pattern
  • (verb): Plan or create according to a model or models.
    Synonyms: model
  • (noun): Graphical representation (in polar or cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle.
    Synonyms: radiation pattern, radiation diagram
  • (noun): Something intended as a guide for making something else.
    Example: "A pattern for a skirt"
    Synonyms: blueprint, design

Famous quotes containing the word pattern:

    No, I will be the pattern of all patience,
    I will say nothing.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Each child is an adventure into a better life—an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911–1978)

    Put out the light, and then put out the light.
    If I quench thee, thou flaming minister,
    I can again thy former light restore
    Should I repent me; but once put out thy light,
    Thou cunning’st pattern of excelling nature,
    I know not where is that Promethean heat
    That can thy light relume.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)