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:

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
... In geology, a mineral's 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 ...
Claves
... are often 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 ...

More definitions of "pattern":

  • (verb): Plan or create according to a model or models.
    Synonyms: model
  • (verb): Form a pattern.
    Example: "These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"
  • (noun): A customary way of operation or behavior.
    Example: "They changed their dietary pattern"
    Synonyms: practice
  • (noun): A model considered worthy of imitation.
    Example: "The American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"
  • (noun): Something intended as a guide for making something else.
    Example: "A pattern for a skirt"
    Synonyms: blueprint, design
  • (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
  • (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): A perceptual structure.
    Example: "A visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
    Synonyms: form, shape
  • (noun): A decorative or artistic work.
    Synonyms: design, figure

Famous quotes containing the word pattern:

    In this lucid and flexible pattern only one thing remained always stationary, but this fallacy went unnoticed by Martha. The blind spot was the victim. The victim showed no signs of life before being deprived of it. If anything, the corpse which had to be moved and handled before burial seemed more active than its biological predecessor.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    Man is eminently a storyteller. His search for a purpose, a cause, an ideal, a mission and the like is largely a search for a plot and a pattern in the development of his life story—a story that is basically without meaning or pattern.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    Our national experience in Americanizing millions of Europeans whose chief wish was to become Americans has been a heady wine which has made us believe, as perhaps no nation before us has ever believed, that, given the slimmest chance, all peoples will pattern themselves upon our model.
    Ruth Benedict (1887–1948)