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English definition of “pattern”

pattern

noun [C usually singular] (EXAMPLE)    /ˈpæt.ən/ US  /ˈpæt̬.ɚn/
something that is used as an example, especially to copy: The design is so good it's sure to set the pattern for many others.Samples and examples
(Definition of pattern noun (EXAMPLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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