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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
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So even at Utopia Planitia, hidden ice could still be patterning the Martian landscape.
Samuel Daniel describes the first dance of the twelve goddesses in his masque from 1604, a dance which took place in "the midst of the hall," as "being performed with great majesty and art, consisting of divers strains framed into motions circular, square, triangular, with other proportions exceeding rare and full of variety."(93) In Hymenaei (1606) and Masque of Queens (1609) the dancers formed both geometric patterns and alphabetic figures.(94) In the text of one of the songs in the masque, The Vision of Delight (1617) the dances are described as "curious knots and mazes"(95) thus indicating that not only were these dances ones with geometrical patterning, but that the same words were used to describe both the dance patterns and the patterns used in the formal gardens.
A Vision (for W.B.), 1996, is a collage that luxuriates in the musicality of visual patterning. Engraved cloud forms, mists, light rays, and swirling radiances are arranged in stripes and squares.
They had expected that spinodal dewetting should produce an ordered patterning of holes in liquid polystyrene-on-silicon films, which have been popular for studying the process.
Patterning activities are a staple of the kindergarten curriculum.