- 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.
- to imitate.
- to attempt to match or duplicate.
Origin of pattern
OTHER WORDS FROM pattern
How to use pattern in a sentence
Mathematics offered a way to classify all the patterns that surfaces and blocks could break into.Scientists Uncover the Universal Geometry of Geology|Joshua Sokol|November 19, 2020|Quanta Magazine
I mean, I love looking for patterns, and maybe Boggle is another example of looking for patterns in things.
You can see similar patterns commonly in Eastern democracies like South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, and Taiwan.Why We Judge People Based on Their Relatives - Facts So Romantic|Diana Fleischman|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
The unsupervised learning is when the machine goes in and looks at data that hasn’t been labeled in that way and itself tries to spot patterns.
While the wind patterns and warm Atlantic water temperatures set the stage for the string of storms, it’s unclear if climate change is playing a role in the number of storms.With Theta, 2020 sets the record for most named Atlantic storms|Curtis Segarra|November 10, 2020|Science News
Nolan even told Caine that his character was patterned after Thorne.Meet Kip Thorne, the Man Who Crafted the Artful Science of ‘Interstellar’|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Madonna can keep her patterned caftan, and the models can enjoy their facemasks.
From a second-story window of a rooming house covered with red brick-patterned tarpaper comes the sound of a blues harmonica.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis|Stanley Booth|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The mankles themselves were sandwiched between patterned capri pants and lace-up loafers fit for a 90's school girl.Men Wear Heels at J.W. Anderson's London Fashion Show|Erin Cunningham|January 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The trait was especially essential for Nathan, a straight-man character Garcia patterned after himself.Will Arnett on ‘The Millers,’ ‘Arrested Development,’ and More|Jason Lynch|October 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was a piece of patterned stuff about the size of the quarto page, to which it was fastened by an old-fashioned pin.A Thin Ghost and Others|M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
It was a sad room enough, with its pale blue, stripy-patterned paper, its rickety old furniture and its feeble pictures.The Secret Glory|Arthur Machen
The gods of this age are likewise patterned entirely after powerful human personalities.Elements of Folk Psychology|Wilhelm Wundt
All the modifications so far considered are directly patterned on the typical process of normal speech.Language|Edward Sapir
When enlarging a patterned garment be sure to add enough stitches for a complete pattern.Beehive for Bairns, Vol. 2|Various
British Dictionary definitions for pattern (1 of 2)
- the arrangement of marks made in a target by bullets
- a diagram displaying such an arrangement