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    Hi Trupeljak Ozren -

    >(meanings: 1, 2, 4, and especially 11 seem to be rather close to what
    >Robin was
    >reffering to, and significantly different from Wade's interpretaions)

    Except that I'm not looking to make interpretations, (and I deny that I'm
    supplying any). I'm looking to clarify terms. The fact that none of the
    definitions offered from any of the sources would satisfy the 'computer
    program equals a pattern' statement is sufficient for me to look at
    Robin's meaning of 'pattern' as idiosyncratic, and to look from another
    perspective, or to find another word, or to refine that equation further.

    Right now, perhaps, some computer programs can show a pattern of
    ineptitude, and may have patterned elements as part of their makeup, or
    may produce patterns from their operation, but, simply calling a computer
    program a pattern is insufficient.

    In much the same way calling one grain a pattern of the tipping point is.
    The grains are patterned elements of the mound, and geometrically will be
    arranged in a three dimensional pattern, and repeating the experiment of
    building the mound until avalanche will provide a pattern of data, but,
    otherwise, no, I see no equality whatsoever between any of the dictionary
    definitions of pattern and the term 'algorithm' (although, nicely, rhythm
    is a pattern...), or 'computer program'.

    There's at least one adjective missing.

    - Wade

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