The definition of a pattern is someone or something used as a model to make a copy, a design, or an expected action.(noun)
Pattern is defined as making a copy based on a model.(verb)
An example of pattern is using a store bought shirt as an example to make another one from scratch.
See pattern in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME patron < OFr patrun, patron, hence something to be imitated, pattern: see patron
See pattern in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English patron
Origin: , from Old French; see patron.
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