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pat·tern

(pat'ern),
1. A design; often refers to chest radiographic findings.
2. In dentistry, a form used in making a mold, as for an inlay or partial denture framework.

pat·tern

(pat'ĕrn)
1. A design.
2. dentistry A form used in making a mold, as for an inlay or partial denture framework.

pattern 

A combination of acts or parts, forming a consistent or characteristic arrangement or behaviour.
A pattern Neuromuscular anomaly of the eyes characterized by an increase in exotropia when the eyes fixate downward, or increase in esotropia when the eyes fixate upward. Upgaze and downgaze are usually measured at 25 degrees from the horizontal. Syn. A syndrome. See convergent strabismus; divergent strabismus.
checkerboard pattern A square set of equal size black and white squares placed adjacent to one another. It is used to test visual acuity. The common way of using this pattern is to present it in the form of a square diamond made up of four smaller diamonds. Three of these are composed of a pattern of much smaller squares than the fourth. Resolution of the pattern with larger squares consists in indicating where it is located (top, bottom, right or left) while the other three squares appear as a uniform grey. This acuity test is less dependent on cognitive factors than letters. (Fig. P4). See visual acuity; test type.
V pattern A neuromuscular anomaly of the eyes characterized by an increase in exotropia when the eyes rotate upward, or increase in esotropia when the eyes rotate downward. Syn. V syndrome. See convergent strabismus; divergent strabismus.
X pattern A neuromuscular anomaly in which the visual axes are more divergent when the eyes fixate upward and downward, as compared to the primary position of gaze.
Y pattern A neuromuscular anomaly of the eyes in which there is increasing exotropia as the eyes rotate straight upward with orthotropia in the primary position and on downward gaze.
Fig. P4 Checkerboard patternenlarge picture
Fig. P4 Checkerboard pattern

pat·tern

(pat'ĕrn)
1. In dentistry, form used in making a mold, as for an inlay or partial denture framework.
2. A design; often refers to chest radiographic findings.

Patient discussion about pattern

Q. What pattern of heredity does diabetes follow? I know that baldness comes from your mother's father. How does diabetes travel through generations?

A. Ninety percent of children who develop type 1 diabetes actually have no relative with the disease. But it’s an auto immune disease. That means that some people are in risk of getting diabetes type 1. Depends on the immune system they inherited. It’s not “recessive” or “dominant”, if your parent has type 1 – you have a 25% chance of getting the risk factor.

Q. Which would be the best diet pattern for a woman to have a flat stomach? I am worried about my weight. I have been constantly gaining weight for past few months and I have gained a large belly. I am just 19 years old. I would like to lose weight desperately and I am clueless on the diet pattern that I should be following. Could someone please help me out? Which would be the best diet pattern for a woman to have a flat stomach?

A. Hello. I think some of the previous posts are correct. In addition to increasing your physical activity, it's also very important to monitor how often you go to the bathroom to get rid fat causing waste inside of your stomach. You definitely need to drink lots of water and in order to allow for your body to naturally dispose of these harmful waste. You can find out more information on ways to start losing weight naturally here: http://getwellstaywell.wordpress.com

Q. Which would be the best diet pattern for a man to have a flat stomach?

A. I have found that if you eat a snack every 3 hours it will increase your metabolism and therefore help you lose weight

Chad Levin
www.EasyToInsureME.com

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This knowledge can also be used by services, run on top of OBDPR in order to achieve intelligent functionalities, such as a guided question-answer dialogue for selecting patterns or verifying design decisions.
* Allows design pattern experts to annotate patterns with additional knowledge.
In this paper, we propose to summarize frequent graph patterns by a much smaller number of representative graph patterns.
patterns generated by graph mining algorithms renders the direct analysis of discovered patterns extremely difficult and has deterred the applications of mining algorithms to a large extent, especially when the support threshold is low.
A few of the perceived barriers to using printed patterns in production casting include cost, time associated with printing, and the difficulty of casting some of the more complex patterns.
It's also important to recognize that sewing patterns don't use the same sizing methods as ready-to-wear clothing.
Choose different scale patterns, some with large open background space together with some that are more compact.
A Fault list is formed for all patterns. In this article, well offer a new fault grouping for each pattern, and thus reduce the fault simulation time.
In these words, one of the two palindromic patterns is a word: AERATE = ART + EAE ANDEAN = ADA + NEN PROPER = POE + RPR EDDIED = EDE + DID ESPIES = EPE + SIS
Monopulse angle estimation methods require the formation of sum and difference patterns. The beam peak of the sum pattern is used to detect a target, whereas the boresight null of the difference pattern is used to determine accurately a target's angular location.
Here, the element letter L focuses on decoration using linear patterns.