1. holding pattern a state of inaction with no progress and no change
  2. rhythmic pattern (prosody) a system of versification
  3. radiation pattern graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle
  4. repeating firearm a firearm that can fire several rounds without reloading
  5. speech pattern distinctive manner of oral expression
  6. intonation pattern intonations characteristic of questions and requests and statements
  7. approach pattern the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport
  8. European bittern a kind of bittern
  9. wrapping paper a tough paper used for wrapping
  10. writing paper paper material made into thin sheets that are sized to take ink; used for writing correspondence and manuscripts
  11. tonal pattern the perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes
  12. repeating decimal a decimal with a sequence of digits that repeats itself indefinitely
  13. baking powder any of various powdered mixtures used in baking as a substitute for yeast
  14. dusting powder a fine powder for spreading on the body (as after bathing)
  15. hereditary pattern attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents
  16. putting green an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course
  17. sparring partner a boxer who spars with another boxer who is training for an important fight
  18. beading plane a plane with a concave blade for making moulding with beadwork
  19. Rubia tinctorum Eurasian herb having small yellow flowers and red roots formerly an important source of the dye alizarin
  20. resting potential the potential difference between the two sides of the membrane of a nerve cell when the cell is not conducting an impulse