Noun Definition


1.Definition: a customary way of operation or behavior

"It is their practice to give annual raises", "They changed their dietary pattern"

Related Noun(s):practice

Category: General

2.Definition: a decorative or artistic work

Related Noun(s):design, figure

Category: Objects

3.Definition: a model considered worthy of imitation

"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"

Related Noun(s):form, shape

Category: General

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

Category: General

6.Definition: something intended as a guide for making something else

"A blueprint for a house", "A pattern for a skirt"

Related Noun(s):blueprint, design

Category: General

7.Definition: something regarded as a normative example

Related Noun(s):convention, formula, normal, rule

Category: General

8.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):approach pattern, traffic pattern

Category: Places