"It is their practice to give annual raises", "They changed their dietary pattern"
Related Noun(s):practiceCategory: General
"The American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"Category: General
4.Definition: 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"
6.Definition: something intended as a guide for making something else
"A blueprint for a house", "A pattern for a skirt"
7.Definition: something regarded as a normative example
"The traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded", "They stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted"