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Overview of noun pattern

The noun pattern has 8 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (28) form, shape, pattern

(a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them")

2. (22) practice, pattern

(a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern")

3. (9) design, pattern, figure

(a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors")

4. (8) convention, normal, pattern, rule, formula

(something regarded as a normative example; "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors")

5. (1) pattern

(a model considered worthy of imitation; "the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics")

6. (1) blueprint, design, pattern

(something intended as a guide for making something else; "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt")

7. traffic pattern, approach pattern, pattern

(the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport; "the traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded"; "they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted")

8. radiation pattern, radiation diagram, pattern

(graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle)


Overview of verb pattern

The verb pattern has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (4) model, pattern

(plan or create according to a model or models)

2. pattern

(form a pattern; "These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before")

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