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Synonyms for pattern
ˈpæt ərn; Brit. ˈpæt npat·tern

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. patternnoun

    cycle, similarity, stencil, tessellation, original, model, categorize, category

  2. patternnoun

    Model, example.

    category, categorize, model, original, stencil, tessellation, similarity, cycle

  3. patternverb

    to follow an example

    tessellation, category, original, similarity, cycle, stencil, categorize, model

  4. patternverb

    to fit into a pattern

    categorize, model

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pattern

    From its original sense of sample or specimen (Latin exemplum) example derives the seemingly contradictory meanings, on the one hand of a pattern or model, and on the other hand of a warning — a sample or specimen of what is to be followed, or of what is to be shunned. An example, however, may be more than a sample or specimen of any class; it may be the very archetype or prototype to which the whole class must conform, as when Christ is spoken of as being an example or leaving an example for his disciples. Example comes nearer to the possible freedom of the model than to the necessary exactness of the pattern; often we can not, in a given case, exactly imitate the best example, but only adapt its teachings to altered circumstances. In its application to a person or thing, exemplar can scarcely be distinguished from example; but example is most frequently used for an act, or course of action, for which exemplar is not used; as, one sets a good (or a bad) example. An exemplification is an illustrative working out in action of a principle or law, without any reference to its being copied or repeated; an example guides, an exemplification illustrates or explains. Ensample is the same as example, but is practically obsolete outside of Scriptural or theological language. Compare MODEL; SAMPLE.

    archetype, ensample, example, exemplar, exemplification, ideal, model, precedent, prototype, sample, specimen, standard, type, warning

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. pattern

    model, sample, archetype, exemplar, specimen, shape, precedent, mould, design, plan

    monstrosity, caricature, perversion, misrepresentation

Princeton's WordNet2.3 / 6 votes

  1. form, shape, patternnoun

    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"

    course, figure, flesh, formula, frame, shape, kind, conformation, sort, chassis, condition, physical body, radiation diagram, soma, rule, human body, blueprint, radiation pattern, contour, grade, cast, form, mannikin, mannequin, physique, phase, word form, configuration, class, variant, convention, practice, approach pattern, bod, signifier, embodiment, descriptor, manikin, variety, strain, normal, anatomy, traffic pattern, var., design, material body, manakin, build

  2. practice, patternnoun

    a customary way of operation or behavior

    "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"

    radiation diagram, form, practice, approach pattern, formula, praxis, rule, figure, drill, practice session, shape, radiation pattern, blueprint, traffic pattern, convention, design, recitation, normal, exercise

  3. design, pattern, figurenoun

    a decorative or artistic work

    "the coach had a design on the doors"

    image, figure, intention, flesh, formula, frame, shape, traffic pattern, fig, figure of speech, chassis, approach pattern, physical body, trope, radiation diagram, soma, innovation, rule, human body, blueprint, radiation pattern, conception, excogitation, purpose, form, physique, plan, designing, aim, public figure, invention, number, convention, practice, digit, normal, bod, intent, name, anatomy, design, material body, build

  4. convention, normal, pattern, rule, formulanoun

    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"

    form, expression, ruler, practice, regulation, radiation diagram, formula, dominion, principle, rule, figure, approach pattern, chemical formula, linguistic rule, shape, radiation pattern, prescript, blueprint, traffic pattern, conventionalism, conventionality, recipe, convening, convention, design, normal

  5. patternnoun

    a model considered worthy of imitation

    "the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"

    radiation diagram, convention, rule, normal, form, approach pattern, radiation pattern, figure, blueprint, design, formula, traffic pattern, shape, practice

  6. blueprint, design, patternnoun

    something intended as a guide for making something else

    "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"

    intention, aim, form, design, approach pattern, figure, designing, formula, rule, radiation pattern, practice, plan, excogitation, conception, blueprint, traffic pattern, radiation diagram, intent, invention, convention, shape, innovation, normal, purpose

  7. traffic pattern, approach pattern, patternnoun

    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"

    radiation diagram, convention, rule, figure, form, design, radiation pattern, approach pattern, blueprint, formula, traffic pattern, shape, practice, normal

  8. radiation pattern, radiation diagram, patternverb

    graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle

    rule, convention, radiation diagram, normal, form, design, approach pattern, radiation pattern, figure, blueprint, formula, traffic pattern, shape, practice

  9. model, patternverb

    plan or create according to a model or models

    mold, posture, mould, sit, pose, mock up, simulate, model

  10. patternverb

    form a pattern

    "These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"


Editors Contribution2.1 / 14 votes

  1. scientific law

    because the definition is a repeated pattern

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. patternnoun

    exemplar, model, archetype, prototype, original, precedent

  2. patternnoun

    specimen, sample, example, instance

  3. patternnoun

    figure, style, shape

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. patternnoun

    model, exemplar, original, prototype, archetype, specimen, example, copy, reproduction, delineator, protractor

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  2. patternverb

    model, copy, imitate, follow

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  1. Alfred North Whitehead:

    Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.

  2. Philip Breedlove:

    This is a very fragile ceasefire and we need to return to a ceasefire situation, i think that what we see is a pattern that matches previous patterns during ceasefires... We see training, we see re-equipping, we see new forces, new money, organisation, increased command and control, all these things are in a pattern across the past several times where we have seen a push( offensive).

  3. Jens Stoltenberg:

    This pattern is risky and unjustified, so NATO remains vigilant. We are here and we are ready to defend all our allies against any threats, It is a pattern which we have not seen for many years and it is a pattern that reminds us of the way they conducted these kind of military air activities back in the time of the Cold War.

  4. James Shikany:

    All participants had some level of adherence to each pattern, but usually adhered more to some patterns and less to others, for example, it would not be unusual for an individual who adheres highly to the Southern pattern to also adhere to the plant-based pattern, but to a much lower degree.

  5. Robert M. Pirsig:

    You look at where you're going and where you are and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you've been and a pattern seems to emerge. And if you project forward from that pattern, then sometimes you can come up with something.

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