Definition of 'pattern'
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They are always of different patterns and colours. The Sun (2017)This sets the pattern for the rest of the class. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is a regular pattern to their lives. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And the fraud pattern might be something entirely new. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The work is grounded in the daily domestic behaviour patterns of two people who know each other well. Times, Sunday Times (2017)But Dove is also adept at identifying birds by the patterns and shapes of their feathers. Smithsonian Mag (2017)A worrying pattern has also emerged of suspect teachers moving abroad. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Have a regular pattern of sleeping and don't be tempted to lie in to catch up at the weekend. The Sun (2016)Once there is an alert, the TIU assesses whether there could be any other factors to explain unusual betting patterns. The Sun (2016)The patterns that emerge can become adored as beautiful objects. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)You can also make a host of characters with different colours and patterns. The Sun (2014)Continue until a normal breathing pattern is restored. The Sun (2007)This set the future pattern for his career. Times, Sunday Times (2007)One official explained how investigators identify dodgy results by strange betting patterns. The Sun (2008)That was to become a regular pattern. The Sun (2009)The third race followed a similar pattern. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We seem to be getting into our shape and patterns better. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Natural selection would favour these new patterns of superhuman behaviour and we would survive. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)The problem is that our evolutionary instincts sometimes mislead us into detecting patterns where none exists. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Their pattern of sleep would often be so disturbed that normal activities next day would become impossible. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This thought process follows something of a pattern. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You will need to change the pattern of your days and find an activity to replace dope. The Sun (2015)Look wider and the same pattern emerges. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is not to deny that profound differences exist between personality patterns in different cultures. Cultural Anthropology (1995)The process of setting clear patterns and viewing yourself as a project is critical in maintaining focus. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Similar patterns have been observed in marriage records all over the world. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So will the specifics of working on team shape and pattern of play for that game. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Keeping a record like this will also allow you to see a pattern of behaviour and know where the trouble lies. The Sun (2007)Centre any pattern or fabric design. Collins Complete Books of Soft Furnishings (1993)Workout tip Focus on controlling breathing patterns. Times, Sunday Times (2006)From cotton spinning to pattern cutting, the skills are there to make in Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'pattern'
British English: pattern /ˈpætn/ NOUN
plan A pattern is a particular way in which something is usually or repeatedly done.
His sleeping pattern was bad.
- American English: pattern
- Arabic: نَـمَطٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: padrão
- Chinese: 式样
- Croatian: uzorak
- Czech: vzorek
- Danish: mønster
- Dutch: patroon
- European Spanish: patrón costura
- Finnish: kuvio
- French: motif
- German: Muster
- Greek: μοτίβο
- Italian: modello
- Japanese: 模様
- Korean: 무늬
- Norwegian: mønster
- Polish: wzór
- European Portuguese: modelo
- Romanian: șablon
- Russian: схема
- Spanish: patrón modelo
- Swedish: mönster
- Thai: แบบ
- Turkish: kalıp dikiş
- Ukrainian: схема
- Vietnamese: mẫu hình
British English: pattern NOUN
design A pattern is an arrangement of lines or shapes, especially a design in which the same shape is repeated at regular intervals over a surface.
...a golden robe embroidered with red and purple thread stitched into a pattern of flames.
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