What is 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
    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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Burmese Python - Captivity - Variations
... is frequently captive-bred for colour, pattern, and more recently size ... They are white with patterns in butterscotch yellow and burnt orange ... specimens, which have mazelike patterns khaki-coloured "green" and "granite", which have many small angular spots ...
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 ...
Pattern - Science
... In geology, a mineral's crystal structure expresses a recurring pattern ... Moving up to 3 dimensions, 32 patterns are possible ...
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 ...
Claves
... 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 ...

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 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
  • (noun): A model considered worthy of imitation.
    Example: "The American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"
  • (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): Something intended as a guide for making something else.
    Example: "A pattern for a skirt"
    Synonyms: blueprint, design
  • (noun): A customary way of operation or behavior.
    Example: "They changed their dietary pattern"
    Synonyms: practice

Famous quotes containing the word pattern:

    For the man who should loose me is dead,
    Fighting with the Duke in Flanders,
    In a pattern called a war.
    Christ! What are patterns for?
    Amy Lowell (1874–1925)

    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)

    Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
    Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947)