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English definition of “pattern”

pattern

adjective [before noun]     /ˈpætən/ HR
used to describe an agreement based on similar agreements with other companies: a pattern agreement/contract The contract was viewed by bargainers as a pattern agreement to be used in negotiations with the car company. The traditional pattern bargaining that went on in the auto industry has gone.
(Definition of pattern adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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