- the distribution of strikes around a target at which artillery rounds have been fired or on which bombs have been dropped.
- a diagram showing such distribution.
verb (used with object)
- to imitate.
- to attempt to match or duplicate.
verb (used without object)
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This, according to the writers, is a marked departure from the voting patterns of the 2016 presidential elections.The Modi-Trump friendship could change the way Indian-Americans vote in November 2020|Manavi Kapur|September 17, 2020|Quartz
When macrophages and other innate immune cells respond to pathogens, their DNA gets epigenetic modifications that make it easier to activate the genes that direct the cell to make pattern recognition receptors and disease-fighting proteins.‘Trained Immunity’ Offers Hope in Fight Against Coronavirus|Esther Landhuis|September 14, 2020|Quanta Magazine
We have to remember that, and be vigilant in our efforts so that we do not reproduce these patterns.Why Coming Up With Effective Interventions To Address COVID-19 Is So Hard|Neil Lewis Jr. (email@example.com)|September 14, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Including non-Western countries in AI ethics is the best way to avoid repeating this pattern.AI ethics groups are repeating one of society’s classic mistakes|Amy Nordrum|September 14, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Chang isn’t the only one to encounter unusual patterns in the options market.‘Going to Vegas:’ Newbie options traders face a reckoning as the tech stock rally fades|Jeff|September 14, 2020|Fortune
And in so many of these events, the pattern of “blame the victim” was quickly in evidence.
I would have told them, ‘Do not get into a pattern in which you’re intimidated by these kinds of criminal attacks.
Although the Brits would capture New York City a few weeks later, a pattern had been set.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site|Justin Jones|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The endpaper features a “pattern of marbleized paper” that has been “individually designed.”
The loss of his life, and all the others from this summer, back to Trayvon and well before that, are part of a pattern.
The noise of the hammer is always in his ears, and his eye is upon the pattern of the vessel he maketh.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Her eye fastened on a circular portion of the wall-paper pattern, and she felt that the whole room was revolving about her.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Antonius and Hieronymus conjointly built a number of large pattern violins, which are of high finish and beautiful wood.
It is a matter of regret that some one pattern has not been agreed on by all the builders concerned.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
Another of the same set in the same hands is a splendid Stradiuarius of the large pattern with a magnificent tone.
British Dictionary definitions for pattern (1 of 2)
- the arrangement of marks made in a target by bullets
- a diagram displaying such an arrangement