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Outline vs. Pattern

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Outlinenoun

A line marking the boundary of an object figure.

Patternnoun

Model, example.

Outlinenoun

The outer shape of an object or figure.

Patternnoun

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

Outlinenoun

A sketch or drawing in which objects are delineated in contours without shading.

Patternnoun

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

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Outlinenoun

A general description of some subject.

Patternnoun

A copy.

Outlinenoun

A statement summarizing the important points of a text.

Patternnoun

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

Outlinenoun

A preliminary plan for a project.

‘the outline of a speech’;

Patternnoun

A representative example.

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Outlinenoun

A prose telling of a story intended to be turned into a screenplay; generally longer and more detailed than a treatment.

Patternnoun

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

Outlinenoun

(fishing) A setline or trotline.

Patternnoun

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

Outlineverb

(transitive) To draw an outline of.

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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Outlineverb

(transitive) To summarize.

‘Wikipedia items featuring books usually outline them after giving their background.’;

Patternnoun

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

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

Outlinenoun

The line which marks the outer limits of an object or figure; the exterior line or edge; contour.

‘Painters, by their outlines, colors, lights, and shadows, represent the same in their pictures.’;

Patternnoun

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

Outlinenoun

Fig.: A sketch of any scheme; a preliminary or general indication of a plan, system, discourse, course of thought, etc.; as, the outline of a speech.

‘But that larger grief . . .Is given in outline and no more.’;

Patternnoun

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

Outlineverb

To draw the outline of.

Patternnoun

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

Outlineverb

Fig.: To sketch out or indicate as by an outline; to create a general framework of (a plan, system, discourse, course of thought), for which the details need to be added; as, to outline an argument or a campaign.

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.

Outlinenoun

the line that appears to bound an object

Patternnoun

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

Outlinenoun

a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

Patternnoun

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

Outlinenoun

a schematic or preliminary plan

Patternverb

To apply a pattern.

Outlineverb

describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of;

‘sketch the outline of the book’; ‘outline his ideas’;

Patternverb

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

Outlineverb

draw up an outline or sketch for something;

‘draft a speech’;

Patternverb

To follow an example.

Outlineverb

trace the shape of

Patternverb

To fit into a pattern.

Patternverb

(transitive) To serve as an example for.

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.’;

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.’;

Patternnoun

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

Patternnoun

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

Patternnoun

Something made after a model; a copy.

‘The patterns of things in the heavens.’;

Patternnoun

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

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.

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.

Patternnoun

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

Patternnoun

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

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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