pattern
noun.
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
Synonym: form, shape
noun.
a customary way of operation or behavior
it is their practice to give annual raises|they changed their dietary pattern
Synonym: practice
noun.
a decorative or artistic work
the coach had a design on the doors
Synonym: design, figure
noun.
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
noun.
a model considered worthy of imitation
the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics
noun.
something intended as a guide for making something else
a blueprint for a house|a pattern for a skirt
Synonym: design, blueprint
noun.
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
noun.
graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle
verb.
plan or create according to a model or models
Synonym: model
verb.
form a pattern
These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before