Textual thesaurus for "pattern"

(noun) practice

a customary way of operation or behavior

it is their practice to give annual raises; they changed their dietary pattern

(noun) design, figure

a decorative or artistic work

the coach had a design on the doors

(noun) convention, formula, normal, rule

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

(noun) design, blueprint

something intended as a guide for making something else

a blueprint for a house; a pattern for a skirt

(noun) form, shape

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

(noun) radiation diagram, radiation pattern

graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle

(noun) approach pattern, traffic pattern

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

(verb) model

plan or create according to a model or models