pat'tern prac"tice

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 pat'tern drill". a drill using this technique.

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patternmakerpattern recognition


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