pattern

  1. a perceptual structure
  2. a customary way of operation or behavior
  3. a decorative or artistic work
  4. something regarded as a normative example
  5. a model considered worthy of imitation
  6. something intended as a guide for making something else
  7. the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport
  8. graphical representation (in polar or cartesian coordina......

    pattern

    a recognizable shape or arrangement of things

    pattern

    A sample coin made to evaluate its design.

    Pattern

    Strand Electric's term for 'model', i.e. Pattern 23 light.

    Pattern

    An illustrated design which can be transferred to an iced cake, then decorated.
    Found on http://www.wrenscottage.com/kitchen/glossary.php

    Pattern

    [Schulze] Pattern is a temporary, site-specific public artwork by American artist Paula Schulze, located on the exterior of the former A.O. Smith office building near West Hopkins Street and North 27th Street in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The artwork, which consists of a series of curved, orange patterns painted on wood panels, was i...
    Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pattern_(Schulze)

    Pattern

    Prototype of the piece ultimately to be manufactured; usually of bronze or glass, sometimes lead; when pressed in the sand it creates a mold. Pattern mechanical banks are highly prized.
    Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/10141

    pattern

    A coin struck as a trial or test piece for a new design - many times without all final legends, dates, design details, etc. - may be struck on different alloys than the final issue.
    Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/10142

    pattern

    Coin-like pieces designed to test proposed coin designs, mottoes or denominations proposed for adoption as a regular issue, struck in the metal to be issued for circulation and which were not adopted, at least in year of pattern issue. Do not use as a generic term describing experimental pieces and trial pieces.
    Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/10143

    pattern

    [n] - a model considered worthy of imitation 2. [v] - form a pattern
    Found on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=pattern

    pattern

    In Ireland, the traditional celebration of the feast-day of a saint who is a local `patron`. A pattern was usually held at a holy well dedicated to the saint, with devotees kneeling in...
    Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20688

    Pattern

    an exact replica of an object, usually made in timber, around which a mould is constructed from which new castings can be produced. see cast/wrought iron The word was occassionally used as a synonym for an architects plan. Pattern books of architectural details were in common use in the eig...
    Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20935

    Pattern

    Pat'tern noun [ Middle English patron , French patron , a patron, also, a pattern. See Patron .] 1. 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. « I will be...
    Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/P/34

    Pattern

    Pat'tern transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Patterned ; present participle & verbal noun Patterning .] 1. To make or design (anything) by, from, or after, something that serves as a pattern; to copy; to model; to imitate...
    Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/P/34

    Pattern

    Pat'tern noun (Gun.) A diagram showing the distribution of the pellets of a shotgun on a vertical target perpendicular to the plane of fire.
    Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/P/34

    pattern

    1. 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. 'I will be the pattern of all patience.' (Shak) ... 2. A part showing the figure or quality of the whole; a specimen; a sample; an example; an instance. 'He compares the pattern with the whole piece...
    Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973

    pattern

    verb plan or create according to a model or models
    Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=pattern

    pattern

    (pat´әrn) a design to be followed or a device to be used in making something. a characteristic set of traits or actions. capsular pattern the predictable loss of range of motion in a joint following injury or a degenerative process such as arthritis; this often occurs ...
    Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001

    Pattern

    • (n.) A diagram showing the distribution of the pellets of a shotgun on a vertical target perpendicular to the plane of fire. • (n.) Figure or style of decoration; design; as, wall paper of a beautiful pattern. • (n.) Anything cut or formed to serve as a guide to cutting or forming objects; as, a dressmaker`s pattern. • (v. t.)...
    Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/pattern/

    pattern

    (from the article `garden and landscape design`) ...role of lines in a painting, holding the viewer within or leading him out of the composition. In a landscape, however, the function of lines is ... The design of a painting is its visual format: the arrangement of its lines, shapes, colours, tones, and textures into an expressive patte...
    Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/p/29

    Pattern

    A technical chart formation used to make market predictions by following the price movements of securities.
    Found on http://www.duke.edu/~charvey/Classes/wpg/bfglosp.htm

    Pattern

    Coin minted from official dies that is not a regular issue, and intended to evaluate new alloys or designs. Patterns can be divided in three categories:
    Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_numismatics

    pattern

    verse that creates the shape of its subject typographically on the page (and thus also called 'shape poetry'). George Herbert's 'Easter Wings' and Lewis Carroll's story of a cat and a mouse in Alice in Wonderland, chapter III, are examples.
    Found on http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/display_rpo/terminology.cfm#acatalectic

    Pattern

    The decorative or ornamental design of a fabric, veneers, etc.
    Found on http://www.artisansofthevalley.com/comm_gloss3.html

    Pattern

    a statement about relationships among several observations of nature. It connotes a particular configuration of properties of the system under investigation (Wiens 1989a:18).
    Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21070
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