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Habit vs. Pattern

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Habitnoun

An action performed on a regular basis.

‘It’s become a habit of mine to have a cup of coffee after dinner.’;

Patternnoun

Model, example.

Habitnoun

An action performed repeatedly and automatically, usually without awareness.

‘By force of habit, he dressed for work even though it was holiday.’;

Patternnoun

Something from which a copy is made; a model or outline.

Habitnoun

A long piece of clothing worn by monks and nuns.

‘It’s interesting how Catholic and Buddhist monks both wear habits.’;

Patternnoun

Someone or something seen as an example to be imitated; an exemplar.

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Habitnoun

A piece of clothing worn uniformly for a specific activity.

‘The new riding habits of the team looked smashing!’;

Patternnoun

A copy.

Habitnoun

(archaic) Outward appearance; attire; dress.

Patternnoun

A sample; of coins, an example which was struck but never minted.

Habitnoun

Form of growth or general appearance of a variety or species of plant or crystal.

Patternnoun

A representative example.

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Habitnoun

An addiction.

‘He has a 10-cigar habit.’;

Patternnoun

(US) The material needed to make a piece of clothing.

Habitverb

(transitive) To clothe.

Patternnoun

(textiles) The paper or cardboard template from which the parts of a garment are traced onto fabric prior to cutting out and assembling.

Habitverb

To inhabit.

Patternnoun

A full-sized model around which a mould of sand is made, to receive the melted metal. It is usually made of wood and in several parts, so as to be removed from the mould without damage.

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Habitnoun

The usual condition or state of a person or thing, either natural or acquired, regarded as something had, possessed, and firmly retained; as, a religious habit; his habit is morose; elms have a spreading habit; esp., physical temperament or constitution; as, a full habit of body.

Patternnoun

(computing) A text string containing wildcards, used for matching.

‘There were no files matching the pattern *.txt.’;

Habitnoun

The general appearance and manner of life of a living organism.

Patternnoun

A design, motif or decoration, especially formed from regular repeated elements.

Habitnoun

Fixed or established custom; ordinary course of conduct; practice; usage; hence, prominently, the involuntary tendency or aptitude to perform certain actions which is acquired by their frequent repetition; as, habit is second nature; also, peculiar ways of acting; characteristic forms of behavior.

‘A man of very shy, retired habits.’;

Patternnoun

A naturally-occurring or random arrangement of shapes, colours etc. which have a regular or decorative effect.

Habitnoun

Outward appearance; attire; dress; hence, a garment; esp., a closely fitting garment or dress worn by ladies; as, a riding habit.

‘Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy.’; ‘There are, among the statues, several of Venus, in different habits.’;

Patternnoun

The given spread, range etc. of shot fired from a gun.

Habitnoun

The distinctive clothing worn commonly by nuns or monks; as, in the late 1900's many orders of nuns discarded their habits and began to dress as ordinary lay women.

‘How use doth breed a habit in a man!’; ‘He who reigns . . . upheld by old repute,Consent, or custom’;

Patternnoun

A particular sequence of events, facts etc. which can be understood, used to predict the future, or seen to have a mathematical, geometric, statistical etc. relationship.

Habitverb

To inhabit.

‘In thilke places as they [birds] habiten.’;

Patternnoun

(linguistics) An intelligible arrangement in a given area of language.

Habitverb

To dress; to clothe; to array.

‘They habited themselves like those rural deities.’;

Patternnoun

A sequence of notes, percussion etc. in a tracker module, usable once or many times within the song.

Habitverb

To accustom; to habituate.

Patternverb

To apply a pattern.

Habitnoun

an established custom;

‘it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening’;

Patternverb

To make or design (anything) by, from, or after, something that serves as a pattern; to copy; to model; to imitate.

Habitnoun

a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition;

‘she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair’; ‘long use had hardened him to it’;

Patternverb

To follow an example.

Habitnoun

(religion) a distinctive attire (as the costume of a religious order)

Patternverb

To fit into a pattern.

Habitnoun

excessive use of drugs

Patternverb

(transitive) To serve as an example for.

Habitverb

put a habit on

Patternnoun

Anything proposed for imitation; an archetype; an exemplar; that which is to be, or is worthy to be, copied or imitated; as, a pattern of a machine.

‘I will be the pattern of all patience.’;

Habitnoun

a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up

‘he has an annoying habit of interrupting me’; ‘we stayed together out of habit’; ‘good eating habits’;

Patternnoun

A part showing the figure or quality of the whole; a specimen; a sample; an example; an instance.

‘He compares the pattern with the whole piece.’;

Habitnoun

an addictive practice, especially one of taking drugs

‘a cocaine habit’;

Patternnoun

Stuff sufficient for a garment; as, a dress pattern.

Habitnoun

an automatic reaction to a specific situation.

Patternnoun

Figure or style of decoration; design; as, wall paper of a beautiful pattern.

Habitnoun

general shape or mode of growth, especially of a plant or a mineral

‘a shrub of spreading habit’;

Patternnoun

Something made after a model; a copy.

‘The patterns of things in the heavens.’;

Habitnoun

a long, loose garment worn by a member of a religious order

‘nuns in long brown habits, black veils, and sandals’;

Patternnoun

Anything cut or formed to serve as a guide to cutting or forming objects; as, a dressmaker's pattern.

Habitnoun

short for riding habit

Patternnoun

A full-sized model around which a mold of sand is made, to receive the melted metal. It is usually made of wood and in several parts, so as to be removed from the mold without injuring it.

Habitnoun

clothes

‘in the vile habit of a village slave’;

Patternnoun

a recognizable characteristic relationship or set of relationships between the members of any set of objects or actions, or the properties of the members; also, the set having a definable relationship between its members.

Habitnoun

a person's health or constitution

‘a victim to a consumptive habit’;

Patternnoun

A diagram showing the distribution of the pellets of a shotgun on a vertical target perpendicular to the plane of fire.

Habitverb

be dressed or clothed

‘a boy habited as a serving lad’;

Patternnoun

the recommended flight path for an airplane to follow as it approaches an airport for a landing. Same as landing pattern.

Habit

A habit (or wont as a humorous and formal term) is a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously.The American Journal of Psychology (1903) defined a Habitual behavior often goes unnoticed in persons exhibiting it, because a person does not need to engage in self-analysis when undertaking routine tasks. Habits are sometimes compulsory.

‘habit, from the standpoint of psychology, [as] a more or less fixed way of thinking, willing, or feeling acquired through previous repetition of a mental experience.’;

Patternnoun

an image or diagram containing lines, usually horizontal, vertical, and diagonal, sometimes of varying widths, used to test the resolution of an optical instrument or the accuracy of reproduction of image copying or transmission equipment. Same as test pattern.

Patternverb

To make or design (anything) by, from, or after, something that serves as a pattern; to copy; to model; to imitate.

‘[A temple] patterned from that which Adam reared in Paradise.’;

Patternverb

To serve as an example for; also, to parallel.

Patternnoun

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’;

Patternnoun

a customary way of operation or behavior;

‘it is their practice to give annual raises’; ‘they changed their dietary pattern’;

Patternnoun

a decorative or artistic work;

‘the coach had a design on the doors’;

Patternnoun

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’;

Patternnoun

a model considered worthy of imitation;

‘the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics’;

Patternnoun

something intended as a guide for making something else;

‘a blueprint for a house’; ‘a pattern for a skirt’;

Patternnoun

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’;

Patternnoun

graphical representation (in polar or cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle

Patternverb

plan or create according to a model or models

Patternverb

form a pattern;

‘These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before’;

Pattern

A pattern is a regularity in the world, in human-made design, or in abstract ideas. As such, the elements of a pattern repeat in a predictable manner.

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