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Definition of Pattern


  1. A diagram showing the distribution of the pellets of a shotgun on a vertical target perpendicular to the plane of fire.
  2. Anything proposed for imitation; an archetype; an exemplar; that which is to be, or is worthy to be, copied or imitated; as, a pattern of a machine.
  3. A part showing the figure or quality of the whole; a specimen; a sample; an example; an instance.
  4. Stuff sufficient for a garment; as, a dress pattern.
  5. Figure or style of decoration; design; as, wall paper of a beautiful pattern.
  6. Something made after a model; a copy.
  7. Anything cut or formed to serve as a guide to cutting or forming objects; as, a dressmaker's pattern.
  8. A full-sized model around which a mold of sand is made, to receive the melted metal. It is usually made of wood and in several parts, so as to be removed from the mold without injuring it.
  9. To make or design (anything) by, from, or after, something that serves as a pattern; to copy; to model; to imitate.
  10. To serve as an example for; also, to parallel.
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Pattern Translations

pattern in Afrikaans is patroon, skema
pattern in Dutch is patroon, knippatroon
pattern in Finnish is kaava
pattern in German is Bitmuster, Vorlage
pattern in Italian is esemplare, campione di merce
pattern in Latin is exemplar, exemplum