interpatterning

patterning

[pat-er-ning]
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 handicapped persons.

Origin:
1860–65; pattern + -ing1

interpatterning, noun
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pattern
1324, "the original proposed to imitation; the archetype; that which is to be copied; an exemplar" [Johnson], from O.Fr. patron, from M.L. patronus (see patron). Extended sense of "decorative design" first recorded 1582, from earlier sense of a "patron" as a model to be imitated.
The difference in form and sense between patron and pattern wasn't firm till 1700s. Meaning "model or design in dressmaking" (especially one of paper) is first recorded 1792, in Jane Austen. Verb phrase pattern after "take as a model" is from 1878.
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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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