Pattern FAQs:

Q: Is pattern a discernible regularity in the world or in a manmade design?

A: Yes.

Q: Is pattern a kind of pattern formed of geometric shapes and typically repeated like a wallpaper design?

A: Yes.

Q: Are patterns widespread in nature?

A: Yes, for example in rocks, mud, tree bark and the glazes of old paintings and ceramics.

Q: Are patterns shaped by this apparent randomness?

A: Yes, and including vortex streets and other effects of turbulent flow such as meanders in rivers.

Q: Is pattern a template?

A: Yes, and a technical two-dimensional tool used to create any number of identical garments.

Q: Are patterns found in the body plans of animals including molluscs such as the nautilus?

A: Yes, and in the phyllotaxis of many plants, both of leaves spiralling around stems, and in the multiple spirals found in flowerheads such as the sunflower and fruit structures like the pineapple.

Q: Is pattern a template used to create any number of similar garments?

A: Yes.

Q: Is pattern a known solution to a class of problems in programming?

A: Yes.