pattern-n; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: a form that is perceptible and discerned as discrete

Commentary: PATTERN[+entity][+form][+discrete][+perceptible][+shape/+sound]

Use the test pattern on the computer monitor to calibrate the color values.
She studied the speech patterns of speakers from rural Appalachia.
John interpreted Mary's statement as a question because of the intonation pattern.
The children described patterns they saw in ink blobs on paper.
Small crystals of ice formed whorled patterns on the windowsill.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: customary, normative behavior or practices

Commentary: PATTERN[+activity][+behavior][+customary]

The vet asked whether the cat had shown a change in dietary pattern.
It was hard for them to break old working patterns after so many years.
Economists have been tracking consumer spending patterns under rising inflation.
He is a therapist who helps patients overcome dysfunctional behavioral patterns.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4

Sense Number 3: a decorative design or motif

Commentary: PATTERN[+entity][+form][+design][+intentional][+decorative]

Mary didn't like the bold geometric patterns on the hotel carpet.
John tried on a suit jacket with a herringbone pattern.
Sally had trouble deciding on a wallpaper pattern for the dining room.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: a guiding model or design specification

Commentary: PATTERN[+entity][+form][+model][+guiding]

This dress pattern is simple enough for beginning sewers.
The American constitution has provided a pattern for other newer republics.
No existing business models can provide a useful pattern for their innovative approach.
The streets of the city were laid out on a pattern similar to those in Paris.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5, 6

Sense Number 5: a trend; re-occuring, related events

Commentary: PATTERN[+event][+recurrent][+dependent]

Police have noticed a pattern of violence in that neighborhood during the summer.
Geneticists have found a hereditary pattern to this disease.
The recent train bombings across Europe do not appear to have a pattern, analysts say.
There is a new study on male pattern baldness. (hereditary trend)

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 11

Sense Number 6: the prescribed route of aircraft through airspace

Commentary: PATTERN[+location][+airspace][+route][+prescribed]

The planes were in a holding pattern over San Francisco until the fog lifted.
The approach pattern at Logan Airport vectors planes across Boston Harbor.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 7: diagram showing spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna

Commentary: PATTERN[+entity][+artifact][+diagram][+distribution][+spatial][+radiation][+antenna]

This graph shows the radiation patterns in polar coordinates.
What type of antenna would create this particular radiation pattern?