patterning

noun pat·tern·ing \ ˈpa-tər-niŋ \
Updated on: 29 Mar 2018

Definition of patterning

1 : decoration, composition, or configuration according to a pattern
2 : physical therapy especially for neurological impairment based on a theory holding that repeated manipulation of body parts to simulate normal motor developmental activity (such as crawling or walking) promotes neurological development or repair

Examples of patterning in a Sentence

  1. The wallpaper is decorated with floral patterning.

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First Known Use of patterning

1860

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PATTERNING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of patterning for English Language Learners

  • : the designs or patterns that appear on something


Medical Dictionary

patterning

noun pat·tern·ing

medical Definition of patterning

: physical therapy especially for neurological impairment based on a theory holding that repeated manipulation of body parts to simulate normal motor developmental activity (as crawling or walking) promotes neurological development or repair

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