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Etymology

Middle English patron < Old French patron < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] patronus (patron) < pater (father). For the semantic shift, a patron is to be thought of as a model citizen, i.e., to be imitated.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
pattern

Plural
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  1. that from which a copy is made
  2. design, motif or decoration formed from multiple copies of an original fitted together
  3. arrangement of objects, facts etc. which has a mathematical, geometric, statistical etc. relationship
  4. a series of steps, repeated
  5. the quality held in common by a pattern
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) in Semitic and other Afro-Asiatic languages, the arrangement of prefixes, suffixes, consonant-doubling, vowels, and stress in a word formed around a consonantal root

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Verb

Infinitive
to pattern

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to pattern (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to apply a pattern
  2. to follow an example
  3. to fit into a pattern

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