English noun: pattern
|1.||pattern (cognition) a perceptual structure|
|Samples||The composition presents problems for students of musical form.|
A visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them.
|Narrower (hyponym)||fractal, gestalt, grid, kaleidoscope, mosaic, strand|
|Part meronym||percept, perception, perceptual experience|
|2.||pattern (act) a customary way of operation or behavior|
|Samples||It is their practice to give annual raises.|
They changed their dietary pattern.
|Narrower (hyponym)||biologism, calisthenics, callisthenics, cannibalism, careerism, cooperation, cross dressing, custom, fashion, featherbedding, formalism, habitude, lobbyism, lynch law, mistreatment, modernism, naturism, nonconformism, nudism, occult, occult arts, one-upmanship, ornamentalism, papism, peonage, pluralism, popery, quotation, ritual, ritualism, slaveholding, slavery, symbolisation, symbolism, symbolization, systematism, transvestism, transvestitism, unwritten law, usage, usance|
|3.||pattern (artifact) a decorative or artistic work|
|Samples||The coach had a design on the doors.|
|Broader (hypernym)||decoration, ornament, ornamentation|
|Narrower (hyponym)||argyle, argyll, bear claw, damascene, decal, decalcomania, device, emblem, herringbone, herringbone pattern, linocut, mandala, marking, mihrab, motif, motive, polka dot, pyrograph, screen saver, sunburst, tattoo, tetraskele, tetraskelion, triskele, triskelion, weave|
|4.||pattern (cognition) something regarded as a normative example|
|Samples||The convention of not naming the main character.|
Violence is the rule not the exception.
His formula for impressing visitors.
|Synonyms||convention, formula, normal, rule|
|Narrower (hyponym)||code of behavior, code of conduct, mores, universal|
|5.||pattern (cognition) a model considered worthy of imitation|
|Samples||The American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics.|
|Broader (hypernym)||example, exemplar, good example, model|
|6.||pattern (cognition) something intended as a guide for making something else|
|Samples||A blueprint for a house.|
A pattern for a skirt.
|Broader (hypernym)||plan, program, programme|
|7.||pattern (location) the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport|
|Samples||The traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded.|
They stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted.
|Synonyms||approach pattern, traffic pattern|
|Broader (hypernym)||itinerary, path, route|
|Part holonym||approach, approach path, glide path, glide slope|
|8.||pattern (communication) 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|
|Broader (hypernym)||graph, graphical record|
English verb: pattern
|1.||pattern (creation) plan or create according to a model or models|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something PP|
|Broader (hypernym)||copy, imitate, simulate|
|Narrower (hyponym)||scale, sovietise, sovietize|
|2.||pattern (stative) form a pattern|
|Samples||These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
Something is ----ing PP
|Broader (hypernym)||agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally|