a small piece of cloth that shows what a large piece of size will look like; sample
a regularly repeated arrangement especially of lines, shapes, colours, etc.
the way in which sth happens or develops
a person,thing or form that is an example to copy
make as if according to a pattern; copy exactly
make a pattern on
"the composition presents problems for students of musical form"
"a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
"it is their practice to give annual raises"
"they changed their dietary pattern"
"the coach had a design on the doors"
"the convention of not naming the main character"
"violence is the rule not the exception"
"his formula for impressing visitors"
"the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"
"a blueprint for a house"
"a pattern for a skirt"
"the traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded"
"they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted"
"These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"
Common things..are made by machinery, and are copies of an original pattern.
出自： W. S. Jevons