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English definition of “pattern”

pattern

noun [C] (WAY)    /ˈpæt.ən/ US  /ˈpæt̬.ɚn/
B2 a particular way in which something is done, is organized, or happens: The pattern of family life has been changing over recent years. A pattern is beginning to emerge from our analysis of the accident data. In this type of mental illness, the usual pattern is bouts of depression alternating with elation. Many behaviour(al) patterns have been identified in the chimp colony.Ways of achieving things
(Definition of pattern noun (WAY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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