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patterning

[ pat-er-ning ]
/ ˈpæt ər nɪŋ /
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noun

a design or decoration formed by the creative arrangement or formation of patterns.
the following of a specific pattern of movement, as in a dance or exercise: the floor patterning of a folk dance.
a system of physical therapy in which a pattern of specific movements is practiced or imposed regularly as a way of improving, restoring, or stimulating muscular coordination, especially in brain-damaged or disabled persons.

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Origin of patterning

First recorded in 1860–65; pattern + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM patterning

in·ter·pat·tern·ing, noun
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Medical definitions for patterning

patterning
[ pătər-nĭng ]

n.

A method of physical therapy in which a rigid pattern of exercises is imposed to stimulate weak or paralyzed nerves and muscles to act on their own.
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