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    Question Differentiate"pattern"and"mode"

    I would always get confused by these two words.
    They have identical Chinese translation.

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    Default Re: Differentiate"pattern"and"mode"

    This isn't too easy to differentiate but examples will help:

    A pattern is a description of something which can happen more than once.

    For instance:
    1. You can have a pattern for a dress from which you can make lots of copies.
    2. Your behaviour can follow a pattern, where you always do the same things over and over again.
    3. The pattern on the wallpaper repeats every 50cms.

    A mode is being in some particular state. Each mode may involve a sequence of events or instructions. The sequence of events could be called a pattern.

    For instance:
    During the week I operate in 'Work' mode: that is I get up, have breakfast, go to work, come home, do the housework, go to bed. The pattern of behaviour is same every day when I am in this particular mode.

    At weekends, I operate in 'Play' mode: sometimes I sleep all day, sometimes I go and watch football. Sometimes I go shopping.

    A mode is a state of being, you can switch from one mode to another.

    A pattern is a recognisable sequence of events.

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    Default Re: Differentiate"pattern"and"mode"

    Thanks.Digesting...

    But"A pattern is a recoginisable sequence of events.
    .'',"Each mode may involve a sequence of events or instructions."
    ??????
    Last edited by AUTOMOON; 11-Apr-2007 at 11:20.

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    Default Re: Differentiate"pattern"and"mode"

    I have been expecting more...

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