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Mo·sa·ic

 (mō-zā′ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to Moses or the laws and writings attributed to him.

mo·sa·ic

 (mō-zā′ĭk)
n.
1.
a. A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.
b. The process or art of making such pictures or designs.
2. A composite picture made of overlapping, usually aerial, photographs.
3. Something that resembles a mosaic: a mosaic of testimony from various witnesses.
4. Botany A viral disease of plants, resulting in light and dark areas in the leaves, which often become shriveled and dwarfed.
5. An array of photosensitive elements in a video camera that react to light and are scanned by other components to compose an image.
6. Biology An individual exhibiting mosaicism.
tr.v. mo·sa·icked, mo·sa·ick·ing, mo·sa·ics
1. To make by mosaic: mosaic a design on a rosewood box.
2. To adorn with or as if with mosaic: mosaic a sidewalk.

[Middle English musycke, from Old French mosaique, from Old Italian mosaico, from Medieval Latin mūsāicum, neuter of mūsāicus, of the Muses, from Latin Mūsa, Muse, from Greek Mousa; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

mo·sa′i·cist (mō-zā′ĭ-sĭst) n.

mosaic

(məˈzeɪɪk)
n
1. (Art Terms) a design or decoration made up of small pieces of coloured glass, stone, etc
2. (Art Terms) the process of making a mosaic
3. (Plant Pathology)
a. a mottled yellowing that occurs in the leaves of plants affected with any of various virus diseases
b. Also called: mosaic disease any of the diseases, such as tobacco mosaic, that produce this discoloration
4. (Genetics) genetics another name for chimera4
5. (Surveying) an assembly of aerial photographs forming a composite picture of a large area on the ground
6. (Electrical Engineering) a light-sensitive surface on a television camera tube, consisting of a large number of granules of photoemissive material deposited on an insulating medium
[C16: via French and Italian from Medieval Latin mōsaicus, from Late Greek mouseion mosaic work, from Greek mouseios of the Muses, from mousa Muse]
mosaicist n

Mosaic

(məʊˈzeɪɪk) or

Mosaical

adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to Moses or the laws and traditions ascribed to him

mo•sa•ic

(moʊˈzeɪ ɪk)

n., adj., v. -icked, -ick•ing. n.
1. a picture or decoration made of small, usu. colored pieces of inlaid stone, glass, etc.
2. the process of producing such a picture or decoration.
3. something resembling a mosaic, esp. in being made up of diverse elements: a cultural mosaic.
4. Also called photomosaic. an assembly of aerial photographs matched to show a continuous photographic representation of an area.
5. Also called mosa′ic disease`. any of several diseases of plants, characterized by mottled green or green and yellow areas on the leaves, caused by certain viruses.
6. an organism exhibiting mosaicism.
adj.
7. pertaining to, resembling, or used for making a mosaic or mosaic work: a mosaic tile.
8. composed of a combination of diverse elements.
v.t.
9. to make a mosaic of or from.
10. to decorate with mosaic.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French mosaïque < Italian mosaico < Medieval Latin musaicum; orig. obscure]
mo•sa′i•cal•ly, adv.
mo•sa′i•cist (-ə sɪst) n.

Mo•sa•ic

(moʊˈzeɪ ɪk)

also Mo•sa′i•cal,



adj.
of or pertaining to Moses or the writings, laws, and principles attributed to him.
[1655–65; < New Latin Mosaicus < Late Latin Mōs(ēs) Moses1]

mosaic

An assembly of overlapping photographs that have been matched to form a continuous photographic representation of a portion of the surface of the Earth. See also controlled mosaic; semi-controlled mosaic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mosaic - art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glassmosaic - art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass
art, fine art - the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; "an art exhibition"; "a fine collection of art"
tessera - a small square tile of stone or glass used in making mosaics
2.mosaic - viral disease in solanaceous plants (tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco) resulting in mottling and often shriveling of the leaves
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
potato mosaic - a disease of the leaves of potato plants
tobacco mosaic - a plant disease causing discoloration of the leaves of tobacco plants
3.Mosaic - a freeware browser
4.mosaic - a pattern resembling a mosaic
pattern, form, shape - a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
5.mosaic - transducer formed by the light-sensitive surface on a television camera tube
television camera, tv camera, camera - television equipment consisting of a lens system that focuses an image on a photosensitive mosaic that is scanned by an electron beam
transducer - an electrical device that converts one form of energy into another
6.mosaic - arrangement of aerial photographs forming a composite picture
photo, photograph, pic, exposure, picture - a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
Adj.1.Mosaic - of or relating to Moses or the laws and writings attributed to him; "Mosaic Law"
Translations
فُسَيْفِساءفُسَيْفِسَاءٌ
mozaika
mosaik
mosaiikki
mosaïquemosaïque d’images
mozaik
mozaik
mósaík
モザイク
모자이크
mozaika
mozaīka
mozaika
mosaik
ลวดลายที่ทำด้วยกระจกสี
đồ khảm

Mosaic

[məʊˈzeɪɪk] ADJmosaico

mosaic

[məʊˈzeɪɪk] Nmosaico m

mosaic

[məʊˈzeɪɪk] nmosaïque f

Mosaic

adjmosaisch

mosaic

nMosaik nt
attrMosaik-; mosaic floorMosaikboden m

mosaic

[məʊˈzeɪɪk] nmosaico

mosaic

(məˈzeiik) noun
(the art of making) a design formed by fitting together small pieces of coloured marble, glass etc.

mosaic

فُسَيْفِسَاءٌ mozaika mosaik Mosaik μωσαϊκό mosaico mosaiikki mosaïque mozaik mosaico モザイク 모자이크 mozaïek mosaikk mozaika mosaico мозаика mosaik ลวดลายที่ทำด้วยกระจกสี mozaik đồ khảm 镶嵌图案

mo·sa·ic

n. mosaico, la presencia en una persona de distintos tejidos adyacentes derivados de la misma célula como resultado de mutaciones.
References in classic literature ?
He is much addicted to overestimating his own perfections, and to undervaluing those of his rival or his enemy; a trait which may possibly be thought corroborative of the Mosaic account of the creation.
Around the fountain ran a walk, paved with a mosaic of pebbles, laid in various fanciful patterns; and this, again, was surrounded by turf, smooth as green velvet, while a carriage-drive enclosed the whole.
One day I was sitting on a red marble bench in the vestibule looking up at an ancient piece of apprentice-work, in mosaic, illustrative of the command to "multiply and replenish the earth.
Breakfast over, Aunt Polly had family worship: it began with a prayer built from the ground up of solid courses of Scriptural quotations, welded together with a thin mortar of originality; and from the summit of this she delivered a grim chapter of the Mosaic Law, as from Sinai.
Fairfax came in, breaking up by her entrance the fiery mosaic I had been piercing together, and scattering too some heavy unwelcome thoughts that were beginning to throng on my solitude.
Stuffed birds from Africa, porcelain monsters from China, silver ornaments and utensils from India and Peru, mosaic work from Italy, and bronzes from France, were all heaped together pell-mell with the coarse deal boxes and dingy leather cases which served to pack them for traveling.
While awaiting the official announcement of dinner, the company were sauntering on the terrace above the river, and gazing at the water-plants, the mosaic of the currents, and the various pretty details of the houses clustering across the river, their old wooden galleries, their mouldering window- frames, their little gardens where clothes were drying, the cabinet- maker's shop,--in short, the many details of a small community to which the vicinity of a river, a weeping willow, flowers, rose-bushes, added a certain grace, making the scene quite worthy of a landscape painter.
When he chose to take a walk it was with a regular step in the entrance hall with its mosaic flooring, or in the circular gallery with its dome supported by twenty red porphyry Ionic columns, and illumined by blue painted windows.
Upon the large square in front of the hotel, the shadows of the tents, intersected by the golden moonbeams, formed as it were a huge mosaic of jet and yellow flagstones.
But she checked herself, and, taking up a paper-weight in mosaic, began to polish it with her black apron.
The chamber from which our specimen was taken, was said to be very rich in such illustrations; the walls being completely covered with fresco paintings and bas-reliefs, while statues, vases, and Mosaic work of rich patterns, indicated the vast wealth of the deceased.
The wonderful church, with its low domes and bristling embroideries, the mystery of its mosaic and sculpture, looking ghostly in the tempered gloom, and the sea breeze passed between the twin columns of the Piazzetta, the lintels of a door no longer guarded, as gently as if a rich curtain were swaying there.