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noun as in arrangement, order

noun as in model, example

verb as in copy, imitate; decorate

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Each source had some fixed probability of emitting a signal that you picked up, and together those sources generated the pattern in your data.

By the time puberty ended, the adopted children showed normal cortisol patterns before, during and after a stressful task.

Subseasonal forecasts are more likely to be accurate when an MJO is happening because there is a major global weather pattern that will affect weather elsewhere in the coming weeks.

The researchers then drilled down into individual voting patterns for Washington and Utah.

There might also be patterns of gravity waves they haven’t seen yet.

But he resembled by then an ancient Red Indian chief, and his expressions did not follow the patterns of other mortals.

Music aficionados recognize this rhythm as a triplet or “hemiola”: the playing of two different musical patterns simultaneously.

After a lifetime of dealing with the stress of ADHD, it can be hard to give up old patterns and let go of painful memories.

Americans even segregate politically, leading to 90-10 voting patterns in thousands of precincts.

By the time the police caught up to Sanders, they knew even more about his patterns and practices.

Their bills were based on the pounds weight delivered, and new designs necessitated new patterns and new troubles.

She had no patterns to copy; but her imagination wandered through the green fields and by the murmuring brooks of her rural home.

Never were such patterns of neatness seen as these old ladies and their houses.

Such cases as were mentioned to the Committee followed previously recognized patterns.

The uppers are cut by hand from the engraved sheets, while metal patterns are used on the plain stock.


On this page you'll find 71 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to patterns, such as: arrangement, trim, motive, diagram, figure, and impression.

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