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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.
The old neglected palazzo, with its lofty carved ceilings and frescoes on the walls, with its floors of mosaic, with its heavy yellow stuff curtains on the windows, with its vases on pedestals, and its open fireplaces, its carved doors and gloomy reception rooms, hung with pictures--this palazzo did much, by its very appearance after they had moved into it, to confirm in Vronsky the agreeable illusion that he was not so much a Russian country gentleman, a retired army officer, as an enlightened amateur and patron of the arts, himself a modest artist who had renounced the world, his connections, and his ambition for the sake of the woman he loved.
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.
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.
From time to time she heard the loud laughter, the noisy voice of Quasimodo in her ear; she half opened her eyes; then below her she confusedly beheld Paris checkered with its thousand roofs of slate and tiles, like a red and blue mosaic, above her head the frightful and joyous face of Quasimodo.
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.
Pierre to Chateaubriand, from Chateaubriand to Victor Hugo; it has no doubt some obscure relationship to those pantheistic theories which have greatly occupied people's minds in many modern readings of philosophy; it makes as much difference between the modern and the earlier landscape art as there is between the roughly outlined masks of a Byzantine mosaic and a portrait by Reynolds or Romney.
The sculpturing and mosaic work were both finely executed, giving evidence of a high degree of artistic skill.
said his right hand neighbour, a gentleman in a checked shirt and Mosaic studs, with a cigar in his mouth.
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.
He was always smoking one cigarette and making another; as he lit the new one the glow fell upon a strange pin that he wore, a pin with a tiny crucifix inlaid in mosaic.
sometimes they make a mosaic work, of intricate designs, wrought in pebbles or little fragments of marble laid in cement,) and grand salons hung with pictures by Rubens, Guido, Titian, Paul Veronese, and so on, and portraits of heads of the family, in plumed helmets and gallant coats of mail, and patrician ladies in stunning costumes of centuries ago.