pattern

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pattern

noun

Definition of PATTERN

1
a unit of decoration that is repeated all over something (as a fabric) <a coverlet with a nosegay of tiny pink roses as the pattern>
2
a usual manner of behaving or doing <her daily pattern begins with coffee and a bagel every morning for breakfast>
3
an established and often automatic or monotonous series of actions followed when engaging in some activity <with her, everything must be done strictly according to pattern>
4
the way in which the elements of something (as a work of art) are arranged <many of the artist's paintings use the same pattern of a lone figure surrounded by a vast landscape>
Related Words motif, theme

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