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Pattern - -lapi

Pattern is an English word meaning "-lapi" in Xitsonga. Item rated 1 by 1 person. Help improve content quality by rating below.

Definition of pattern
- Pattern n
- A perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them" [syn: {form}, {shape}]
- A customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern" [syn: {practice}]
- A decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors" [syn: {design}, {figure}]
- Something regarded as a normative example; "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors" [syn: {convention}, {normal}, {rule}, {formula}]
- A model considered worthy of imitation; "the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"
- Something intended as a guide for making something else; "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt" [syn: {blueprint}, {design}]
- The path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport; "the traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded"; "they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted" [syn: {traffic pattern}, {approach pattern}]
- Graphical representation (in polar or cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle [syn: {radiation pattern}, {radiation diagram}] v
- Plan or create according to a model or models [syn: {model}]
- Form a pattern; "These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"
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