Definition for pattern

noun as in design, motif

noun as in arrangement, order

noun as in model, example

verb as in copy, imitate; decorate


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Example Sentences

This, according to the writers, is a marked departure from the voting patterns of the 2016 presidential elections.

From Quartz

When macrophages and other innate immune cells respond to pathogens, their DNA gets epigenetic modifications that make it easier to activate the genes that direct the cell to make pattern recognition receptors and disease-fighting proteins.

We have to remember that, and be vigilant in our efforts so that we do not reproduce these patterns.

Including non-Western countries in AI ethics is the best way to avoid repeating this pattern.

Chang isn’t the only one to encounter unusual patterns in the options market.

From Fortune

And in so many of these events, the pattern of “blame the victim” was quickly in evidence.

I would have told them, ‘Do not get into a pattern in which you’re intimidated by these kinds of criminal attacks.

Although the Brits would capture New York City a few weeks later, a pattern had been set.

The endpaper features a “pattern of marbleized paper” that has been “individually designed.”

The loss of his life, and all the others from this summer, back to Trayvon and well before that, are part of a pattern.

The noise of the hammer is always in his ears, and his eye is upon the pattern of the vessel he maketh.

Her eye fastened on a circular portion of the wall-paper pattern, and she felt that the whole room was revolving about her.

Antonius and Hieronymus conjointly built a number of large pattern violins, which are of high finish and beautiful wood.

It is a matter of regret that some one pattern has not been agreed on by all the builders concerned.

Another of the same set in the same hands is a splendid Stradiuarius of the large pattern with a magnificent tone.

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On this page you'll find 179 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pattern, such as: arrangement, decoration, device, diagram, figure, and guide.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.