Definition of Pattern


  • graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle
    - radiation pattern - radiation diagram
  • the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport
    "the traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded"
    "they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted"
    - traffic pattern - approach pattern
  • something intended as a guide for making something else
    "a blueprint for a house"
    "a pattern for a skirt"
  • a model considered worthy of imitation
    "the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"
  • something regarded as a normative example
    "the convention of not naming the main character"
    "violence is the rule not the exception"
    "his formula for impressing visitors"
  • a decorative or artistic work
    "the coach had a design on the doors"
  • a customary way of operation or behavior
    "it is their practice to give annual raises"
    "they changed their dietary pattern"
  • a perceptual structure
    "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"
    "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"


  • form a pattern
    "These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"
  • plan or create according to a model or models
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Pattern

  • Scrabble® score of the pattern (9)
  • Word Chums® score of the pattern (11)
  • Words With Friends® score of the pattern (11)

Unscramble pattern

137 unscramble word found using the letters pattern.

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