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pattern

Pronunciation: /ˈpætərn; ˈpætən/

Translation of pattern in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (decoration) diseño (masculine), dibujo (masculine); (on fabric) diseño (masculine), estampado (masculine) a floral pattern un motivo or diseño floral a geometric pattern un dibujo geométrico the waves left ripple patterns in the sand las olas dibujaron ondas en la arena the pattern repeats every two feet el dibujo se repite cada dos pies
    Example sentences
    • Included are geometrics, florals and foliates, animals and nature motifs and other decorative repeat patterns.
    • These aspects then become ornamented with Islamic-inspired decorative patterns and Islamic cultural artifacts.
    • It featured exuberant decorative patterns, designs in the brickwork and wooden attachments.
    1.2 (order, arrangement) it follows the normal pattern sigue las pautas normales to set the pattern marcar* las pautas patterns of consumption pautas (feminine plural) or hábitos (masculine plural) de consumo behavior pattern [Psychology/Psicología] patrón (masculine) conductual or de conducta languages with similar syntax patterns idiomas (masculine plural) con estructuras sintácticas similares a pattern is beginning to emerge se están empezando a notar ciertas pautas regulares the familiar pattern of events repeated itself volvió a repetirse la historia de siempre

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • to pattern sth on sth the constitution was patterned on the American one la constitución fue redactada tomando como modelo la de los Estados Unidos their legal system is patterned on the Napoleonic Code su sistema legal está basado en el código napoleónico

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