PATTERN By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. a temporal or spatial arrangement of independent components to make an involved whole. PATTERN: "The pattern established is consistent with what physicians expected." Related Psychology Terms PATTERN RECOGNITION POSITION EFFECT SENSORY SUMMATION SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS GOAL GRADIENT FUSIFORM GYRUS OVERPROTECTION PHENOMENISTIC CAUSALITY RANDOM CONTROL SPATIAL SUMMATION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PATTERN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pattern/ (accessed April 16, 2021).