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patterns

noun
plural of pattern

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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

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2 a usual manner of behaving or doing
  • her daily pattern begins with coffee and a bagel every morning for breakfast

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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

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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

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patterns

verb
present tense third-person singular of pattern

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“Patterns.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/patterns. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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