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



    BrE BrE//ˈpætənɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpætərnɪŋ//
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  1. 1(specialist) the forming of fixed ways of behaving by copying or repeating something cultural patterning the patterning of husband-wife roles
  2. 2the arrangement of shapes or colours to make patterns a red fish with black patterning
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