Definition of patternation in English:

patternation

noun

  • The action or fact of forming, or conforming to, a pattern; specifically non-uniformity in the distribution of spray from a jet.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Mervyn Peake (1911–1968), artist and writer. From either pattern or pattern + -ation.

Pronunciation

patternation

/ˌpatəˈneɪʃn/