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American English: /ˈpædərn/
British English: /ˈpat(ə)n/

Translation of pattern in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (decoration) 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) de consumo
    hábitos (masculine plural) de consumo
    behavior pattern (Psychology)
    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

  • to pattern something on somethingthe 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
    Example sentences
    • Staff members will pattern their leadership after those above them - not after what others say as much as what they do.
    • Today it is not uncommon for some of the so-called replica firearms to be of better quality and performance than the originals they were patterned after.
    • While polyphonic tones were better than monotones, they still sounded more like an old video game than the music they were patterned after.
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