A patterning of thin bars, usually of stone, in a window or other opening.
"You haven't offended me," he said, patterning his response upon the White Queen.
China has done away with the old educational regime and is patterning her new system after those of Christian lands.
So I put the facts to her as fair and calm as I could, patterning after Saxton's method.
The patterning of the life after its ideal is most seriously undertaken, even to imitation of personal mannerisms.
He finished with scrupulous minuteness, and was elaborate in decorations of patterning, gilding, &c.
We now learn that it has also a definite feeling for patterning on the level of grammatical formation.
Even in the enlargement and training of her army she is patterning after Japan and employing Japanese drill masters.
Shutting your eyes to the obvious is only patterning after the ostrich.
It had continued to evolve and, patterning itself on the progress of the century, had advanced parallel with the other arts.
early 14c., "outline, plan, model, pattern;" early 15c. as "model of behavior, exemplar," from Old French patron and directly from Medieval Latin patronus (see patron).
Extended sense of "decorative design" first recorded 1580s, 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.
1580s, "to make a pattern for, design, plan," from pattern (n.). Meaning "to make something after a pattern" is c.1600. Phrase pattern after "take as a model" is from 1878.
patterning pat·tern·ing (pāt'ər-nĭng)
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.