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Pattened
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Pattern
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patterned definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: having patterns (especially colorful patterns) [ant: plain, unpatterned]

Merriam Webster's

adjective see pattern I

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pattern Pat"tern, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Patterned; p. pr. & vb. n. Patterning.] 1. To make or design (anything) by, from, or after, something that serves as a pattern; to copy; to model; to imitate. --Milton. [A temple] patterned from that which Adam reared in Paradise. --Sir T. Herbert. 2. To serve as an example for; also, to parallel. To pattern after, to imitate; to follow.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Something that is patterned is covered with a pattern or design. ...a plain carpet with a patterned border. ...bone china patterned with flowers. ADJ: oft ADJ with n 2. If something new is patterned on something else that already exists, it is deliberately made so that it has similar features. (mainly AM) New York City announced a 10-point policy patterned on the federal bill of rights for taxpayers... He says this contract should not be patterned after the Deere pact. V-PASSIVE: be V-ed on n, be V-ed after n



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