Definition of pattern noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

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pattern

noun
ˈpætn
 
; ˈpætərn
 
 
1 the regular way in which something happens or is donechanging patterns of behaviouran irregular sleeping patternThe murders all seem to follow a (similar) pattern(= happen in the same way).2 [usually singular] an excellent example to copyThis system sets the pattern for others to follow.3 a regular arrangement of lines, shapes, colours, etc. as a design on material, carpets, etca pattern of diamonds and squaresa shirt with a floral pattern4 a design, set of instructions or shape to cut around that you use in order to make somethinga knitting patternShe bought a dress pattern and some material.5 a small piece of material, paper, etc. that helps you choose the design of something
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wallpaper patterns