genetically determined baldness with hair loss occurring in a characteristic pattern
noun 1. a collective bargaining technique in which contract terms in one settlement are used as models to be imposed on other negotiating parties within an industry.
noun 1. aerial bombing in which bombs are dropped on a target in a predetermined pattern. noun a technique of systematic aerial bombing in which weapons are dropped in a uniformly distributed pattern; also called saturation bombing
noun 1. (in foreign-language learning) a technique for practicing a linguistic structure in which students repeat a sentence or other structure, each time substituting a new element, such as a new verb, as directed by the teacher, or transforming the original structure, as in changing a statement to a question. 2. Also called pattern drill. […]
[pat-ern; British pat-n] /ˈpæt ərn; British ˈpæt n/ noun 1. a decorative design, as for wallpaper, china, or textile fabrics, etc. 2. decoration or ornament having such a design. 3. a natural or chance marking, configuration, or design: patterns of frost on the window. 4. a distinctive style, model, or form: a new pattern of […]