Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pattern

8 senses of pattern

Sense 1
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")
       => structure -- (the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations; "his lectures have no structure")

Sense 2
practice, pattern -- (a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 3
design, pattern, figure -- (a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors")
       => decoration, ornament, ornamentation -- (something used to beautify)

Sense 4
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")
       => practice -- (knowledge of how something is usually done; "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner")

Sense 5
pattern -- (a model considered worthy of imitation; "the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics")
       => exemplar, example, model, good example -- (something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general")

Sense 6
blueprint, design, pattern -- (something intended as a guide for making something else; "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt")
       => plan, program, programme -- (a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue")

Sense 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")
       => path, route, itinerary -- (an established line of travel or access)

Sense 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)
       => graph, graphical record -- (a visual representation of the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pattern

2 senses of pattern

Sense 1
model, pattern -- (plan or create according to a model or models)
       => imitate, copy, simulate -- (reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings")

Sense 2
pattern -- (form a pattern; "These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before")
       => match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree -- (be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun")

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