# Definitions for patternspat·terns

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1. patterns

A pattern is a regularity in the world, in human-made design, or in abstract ideas. As such, the elements of a pattern repeat in a predictable manner. A geometric pattern is a kind of pattern formed of geometric shapes and typically repeated like a wallpaper design. Any of the senses may directly observe patterns. Conversely, abstract patterns in science, mathematics, or language may be observable only by analysis. Direct observation in practice means seeing visual patterns, which are widespread in nature and in art. Visual patterns in nature are often chaotic, rarely exactly repeating, and often involve fractals. Natural patterns include spirals, meanders, waves, foams, tilings, cracks, and those created by symmetries of rotation and reflection. Patterns have an underlying mathematical structure;: 6  indeed, mathematics can be seen as the search for regularities, and the output of any function is a mathematical pattern. Similarly in the sciences, theories explain and predict regularities in the world. In art and architecture, decorations or visual motifs may be combined and repeated to form patterns designed to have a chosen effect on the viewer. In computer science, a software design pattern is a known solution to a class of problems in programming. In fashion, the pattern is a template used to create any number of similar garments. In many areas of the decorative arts, from ceramics and textiles to wallpaper, "pattern" is used for an ornamental design that is manufactured, perhaps for many different shapes of object.

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1. Patterns

Patterns is an album by jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, released on the Blue Note label. Although recorded in 1968, the album was not released until 1980. "A Time to Go" was composed by James Spaulding as a tribute to Martin Luther King, "Effi" was composed by Stanley Cowell as a dedication to his wife, and the remaining pieces were composed by Joe Chambers.

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1. patterns

Plural form of the word pattern.

She bought a pattern in the dressmaking shop and put it with her collection of patterns to make wedding dresses for her clients.

Submitted by MaryC on December 8, 2015

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1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'patterns' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1751

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Rank popularity for the word 'patterns' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3098

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### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of patterns in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of patterns in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

### Examples of patterns in a Sentence

1. The auto sector may see the repeat of the patterns seen in the steel sector, i don't think the U.S. will exempt Korea from auto tariffs for free. That would come with a cost, whether it is a quota or something else.

2. Research has shown that eating patterns established early in life shape later eating patterns.

3. Only once in a while you become aware of your intrinsic nature, with sudden bursts of empty spaces, without any effort on your part, you come home, rejoice every breath so deep and so soothing, you relax, unfocused, you skip into timelessness. This is the greatest mystery, the greatest gift of existence, without any identification to your senses, no clutches of your old patterns of mind. Few Glimpses of Heaven on the earth! I have experienced, have you?

4. It seemed to spread quickly, when you have a lot of inmates in various states of health with various backgrounds, it can be hard to pick up patterns, but this was clearly spreading. It was clear we had a problem.

5. To better understand the order and the direction of causation in these relationships, future research will need to build a picture of how sleep patterns, biological processes, and cognitive skills change over longer periods of time, this new research is from a large, international study on cognitively healthy people, but it did rely on participants to report their sleep duration rather than measuring it directly.

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## Translations for patterns

• أنماط - رسم
• patrones

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A denudate
B efface
C affront
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