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verb [transitive] pattern pronunciation in British English /ˈpætə(r)n/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepatterning
past tensepatterned
past participlepatterned
  1. 2
    [usually passive] to make something so that it is similar to another thing
    be patterned on/after something:

    modern housing developments patterned on 19th-century villages

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