HyperDic: pattern

English > 10 senses of the word pattern:
NOUNcognitionpattern, form, shapea perceptual structure
actpattern, practicea customary way / way of operation or behavior
artifactpattern, design, figurea decorative or artistic work
cognitionpattern, convention, normal, rule, formulasomething regarded as a normative example
cognitionpatterna model considered worthy of imitation
cognitionpattern, blueprint, designsomething intended as a guide for making something else
locationpattern, traffic pattern, approach patternthe path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport
communicationpattern, radiation pattern, radiation diagramgraphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle
VERBcreationpattern, modelplan / plan or create according to a model or models
stativepatternform a pattern
pattern > pronunciation
Soundspae'tern
Rhymesadjourn ... yearn: 61 rhymes with ern...
English > pattern: 10 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA perceptual structure.
Example "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
Synonymsform, shape
Part ofpercept, perception, perceptual experienceThe representation of what is perceived
Narrowerfractal(mathematics) a geometric pattern that is repeated at every scale and so cannot be represented by classical geometry
gestaltA configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that it cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts
gridA pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines
kaleidoscopeA complex pattern of constantly changing colors and shapes
mosaicA pattern resembling a mosaic
strandA pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole
BroaderstructureThe complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations
Spanishestructura, forma
Catalanestructura, forma
Verbspatternform a pattern
English > pattern: 10 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA customary way / way of operation or behavior.
Example "they changed their dietary pattern"
Synonympractice
NarrowerbiologismUse of biological principles in explaining human especially social behavior
calisthenics, callisthenicsThe practice of calisthenic exercises
cannibalismThe practice of eating the flesh of your own kind
careerismThe practice of advancing your career at the expense of your personal integrity
cooperationThe practice of cooperating
custom, usage, usanceaccepted or habitual practice
fashioncharacteristic or habitual practice
featherbeddingThe practice (usually by a labor union) of requiring an employer to hire more workers than are required
formalismThe practice of scrupulous adherence to prescribed or external forms
habitudehabitual mode of behavior
lobbyismThe practice of lobbying
lynch lawThe practice of punishing people by hanging without due process of law
mistreatmentThe practice of treating (someone or something) badly
modernismpractices typical of contemporary life or thought
nonconformismThe practice of nonconformity / nonconformity / nonconformity
nudism, naturismGoing without clothes as a social practice
occult, occult artsSupernatural practices and techniques
one-upmanshipThe practice of keeping one jump ahead of a friend or competitor
ornamentalismThe practice of ornamental display
peonageThe practice of making a debtor work for his creditor until the debt is discharged
pluralismThe practice of one person holding more than one benefice at a time / time
popery, papismoffensive terms for the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church
quotationThe practice of quoting from books or plays etc.
ritualThe prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies
ritualismexaggerated emphasis on the importance of rites or ritualistic forms in worship
slavery, slaveholdingThe practice of owning slaves
symbolism, symbolization, symbolisationThe practice of investing things with symbolic meaning / meaning
systematismThe habitual practice of systematization and classification
transvestism, transvestitism, cross dressingThe practice of adopting the clothes or the manner or the sexual role of the opposite sex
unwritten lawlaw based on customary behavior
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishcostumbre, hábito, práctica
Catalancostum, hàbit, pràctica
Verbspatternform a pattern
English > pattern: 10 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA decorative or artistic work.
Synonymsdesign, figure
Narrowerargyle, argyllA design consisting of a pattern of varicolored diamonds on a solid background (originally / originally for knitted articles)
bear clawAn incised design resembling the claw of a bear
damasceneA design produced by inlaying gold or silver into steel
decal, decalcomaniaEither a design that is fixed to some surface or a paper bearing the design which is to be transferred to the surface
deviceAny ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
emblemspecial design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.
herringbone, herringbone patternA pattern of columns of short parallel lines with all the lines in one column sloping one way and lines in adjacent columns sloping the other way
linocutA design carved in relief into a block of linoleum
mandalaAny of various geometric designs (usually circular) symbolizing the universe
markingA pattern of marks
mihrab(Islam) a design in the shape of niche in a Muslim prayer rug
motif, motiveA design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration
polka dotdesign consisting of a pattern of regularly spaced circular spots
pyrographA design produced by pyrography
screen saver(computer science) a moving design that appears on a computer screen when there has been no input for a specified period of time
sunburstA design consisting of a central disk resembling the sun and rays emanating from it
tattooA design on the skin made by tattooing
tetraskelion, tetraskeleA figure consisting of four stylized human arms or legs (or bent lines) radiating from a center
triskelion, triskeleA figure consisting of three stylized human arms or legs (or three bent lines) radiating from a center
weavePattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
Broaderdecoration, ornament, ornamentationSomething used to beautify
Spanishadorno, diseño, figura, patrón
Catalandisseny, figura
English > pattern: 10 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningSomething regarded as a normative example.
Synonymsconvention, normal, rule, formula
Narrowercode of conduct, code of behaviorA set of conventional principles and expectations that are considered binding on any person who is a member of a particular group
mores(sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group
universalA behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings
Broaderpracticeknowledge of how something is usually done
Spanishconvención, fórmula, modelo, normal, norma, patrón, pauta, regla
Catalanconvenció, fórmula, normal, norma, pauta, regla
English > pattern: 10 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningA model considered worthy of imitation.
Example"the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"
Broaderexemplar, example, model, good exampleSomething to be imitated
Spanishmodelo, molde
Catalanmodel
Verbspatternplan / plan or create according to a model or models
English > pattern: 10 senses > noun 6, cognition
MeaningSomething intended as a guide for making something else.
Example "a pattern for a skirt"
Synonymsblueprint, design
Broaderplan, program, programmeA series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
Spanishdibujo, diseño, esquema, figura, proyecto
Catalandibuix, disseny, esquema, projecte
Verbspatternplan / plan or create according to a model or models
English > pattern: 10 senses > noun 7, location
MeaningThe path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport.
Examples
  • "the traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded"
  • "they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted"
Synonymstraffic pattern, approach pattern
Partsapproach path, approach, glide path, glide slopeThe final / final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
Broaderpath, route, itineraryAn established line of travel or access
Verbspatternform a pattern
English > pattern: 10 senses > noun 8, communication
Meaninggraphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle.
Synonymsradiation pattern, radiation diagram
PartslobeThe enhanced response of an antenna in a given direction as indicated by a loop in its radiation pattern
Broadergraph, graphical record, graphical recordingA visual representation of the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes
English > pattern: 10 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningplan / plan or create according to a model or models.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Synonymmodel
NarrowerscalePattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard
sovietize, sovietisemodel a country's social, political, and economic structure on the Soviet Union
Broaderimitate, copy, simulateReproduce someone's behavior or looks
Spanishinspirarse en, tomar como modelo
Catalanformar, modelar
Nounspatterna model considered worthy of imitation
patternsomething intended as a guide for making something else
English > pattern: 10 senses > verb 2, stative
Meaningform a pattern.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"
Broadermatch, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agreesatisfy a condition or restriction
Nounspatterna customary way / way of operation or behavior
patterna perceptual structure
patternthe path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport

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