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in a holding pattern

1. Literally, of an aircraft, in a continuous, generally circular flight pattern over an airport, as while awaiting clearance to land. Due to a security breach in the airport, our plane was kept in a holding pattern for nearly 45 minutes.
2. In a state or condition of inactivity or stagnancy, leading to little or no change, advancement, or development. Relying solely on derivative sequels, many feel that the video game company has been in a holding pattern in recent years.
See also: holding, pattern

holding pattern

1. Literally, of an aircraft, a continuous, generally circular flight pattern over an airport, as while awaiting clearance to land. Due to a security breach in the airport, our plane was kept in a holding pattern for nearly 45 minutes.
2. A state or condition of inactivity or stagnancy, leading to little or no change, advancement, or development. Relying solely on derivative sequels, many feel that the video game company has been in a holding pattern in recent years
See also: holding, pattern

pattern (something) on (something else)

To use something as the template or model for the way in which something else is created or developed. The mayor's ambitious social security plan is patterned after a similar system already in place in Sweden. You can pattern your lesson plans after ones from previous teachers.
See also: on, pattern

pattern (something) after (something else)

To use something as the template or model for the way in which something else is created or developed. The mayor's ambitious social security plan is patterned after a similar system already in place in Sweden. You can pattern your lesson plans after ones from previous teachers.
See also: after, pattern

pattern something after something

to use something as an example or model when making something. I patterned my house after one I saw in England. She wanted to pattern her coat after her mother's.
See also: after, pattern

pattern something on something

to use something as a model for something else. Try to pattern your sales speech on Jane's. She's got it just right. We patterned our approach on Bob's.
See also: on, pattern

pattern on

or pattern after
v.
To form, develop, or found something on the basis of something else; fashion something after something else: The country patterned its legal system on French civil law. These lesson plans are patterned after the ones I learned at graduate school.
See also: on, pattern
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It depends on the formal representation goal for which area of pattern will be formalized (see Table 1).
With the presented facts, we also justify our decision to use ontologies as well as other semantic web technologies to provide a basis, not only for design pattern descriptions, but also for future intelligent services:
In this paper, we investigate the problem of summarizing frequent graph patterns. An intuitive idea for summarizing frequent graph patterns is to cluster all graph patterns into a small number of groups, and select a representative graph pattern from each group that can adequately represent any other graph patterns in the same group.
We propose several novel concepts, [delta]-cover graph, jump value and [delta]-jump pattern. One interesting property of [delta]-jump pattern is that any [delta]-jump pattern has to be a representative graph pattern.
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Selecting the correct pattern size is confusing and frustrating, especially if your body measures different sizes on the top and bottom or front and back.
Pattern Energy Group, Pattern Energy Group LP, Pattern Energy Group 2 LP, Riverstone Holdings LLC and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board have agreed to a series of strategic initiatives.
Pattern Energy is an independent power company listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and Toronto Stock Exchange.
Obviously colour, furniture and furnishing style also has an impact on the look and feel of a finished room, but the impact a single wall of pattern can have on a room never ceases to amaze me.
In general, the first stimulus of the test pattern uses the indefinite circuit state.
Palindromic pattern 121 and Tautonymic pattern 5656
1, which consists of original array elements to form a sum pattern and augmented antenna (i.e., original array elements with two external edge elements) to form a difference pattern.
Before students begin their pattern blocks, discuss the difference between random and planned pattern, and demonstrate how, through repetition of line types, sets of lines may be created to produce patterns.