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patterning

[pat-er-ning] /ˈpæt ər nɪŋ/
noun
1.
a design or decoration formed by the creative arrangement or formation of patterns.
2.
the following of a specific pattern of movement, as in a dance or exercise:
the floor patterning of a folk dance.
3.
a system of physical therapy in which a pattern of specific movements is practiced or imposed regularly as a way of improving, restoring, or stimulating muscular coordination, especially in brain-damaged or disabled persons.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; pattern + -ing1
Related forms
interpatterning, noun
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interpatterning in Medicine

patterning pat·tern·ing (pāt'ər-nĭng)
n.
A method of physical therapy in which a rigid pattern of exercises is imposed to stimulate weak or paralyzed nerves and muscles to act on their own.

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