Likewise, one frame of patterns can be meaningless. This idea is more difficult to accept - but in movies, we are misled. A still from a movie may show an actor at mid-thrust in a duel with death itself. That 'frame' is a picture worth a thousand words. As a frame, though - these patterns speak too few of the thousand words.
Sounding an A minor chord, or striking A above middle C has no meaning in itself, and tells us too little, say, about a sonata by Mozart.
Just so, a frame of one pattern "has no meaning in itself" and tells us too little about the action.