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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.

Pattern Quotations

What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.
Sai Baba

Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides.
Junichiro Tanizaki

A woman is handicapped by her sex, and handicaps society, either by slavishly copying the pattern of man's advance in the professions, or by refusing to compete with man at all.
Betty Friedan

No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing.
William Shakespeare

Being a student of hip-hop in general, you take technical aspects from places. You may take a rhyme pattern or flow from Big Daddy Kane or Kool G Rap.
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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
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