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patternnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpæt̬·ərn/

pattern noun [C] (WAY)

a particular way in which something is done or organized, or in which something happens: Our weather pattern comes from the northwest. A whole variety of behavior patterns affect infants.

pattern noun [C] (SHAPES)

a regular arrangement of lines, shapes, or colors: A human fingerprint can be viewed as a geometric pattern. A pattern is also a design or set of shapes that show how to make something: a dress pattern
patterned
adjective  us   /ˈpæt̬·ərnd/
a rose and black patterned skirt
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