PATTERN By Nugent, 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 GOAL GRADIENT SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS FUSIFORM GYRUS PHENOMENISTIC CAUSALITY OVERPROTECTION RANDOM CONTROL SPATIAL SUMMATION Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PATTERN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pattern/ (accessed January 23, 2018).