Friday, May 26, 2006

Main Entry: pat·tern
Pronunciation: 'pa-t&rn
1 : a form or model proposed for imitation : EXEMPLAR
2 : something designed or used as a model for making things
3 : an artistic, musical, literary, or mechanical design or form
4 : a natural or chance configuration
5 a : the distribution of shrapnel, bombs on a target, or shot from a shotgun b : the grouping made on a target by bullets
6 : a reliable sample of traits, acts, tendencies, or other observable characteristics of a person, group, or institution
7: the flight path prescribed for an airplane that is coming in for a landing

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