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tes·sel·late

 (tĕs′ə-lāt′)
tr.v. tes·sel·lat·ed, tes·sel·lat·ing, tes·sel·lates
To form into a mosaic pattern, as by using small squares of stone or glass.

[From Latin tessellātus, of small square stones, from tessella, small cube, diminutive of tessera, a square; see tessera.]

tes′sel·la′tion n.

tessellate

(ˈtɛsɪˌleɪt)
vb
1. (Building) (tr) to construct, pave, or inlay with a mosaic of small tiles
2. (intr) (of identical shapes) to fit together exactly: triangles will tessellate but octagons will not.
[C18: from Latin tessellātus checked, from tessella small stone cube, from tessera]

tes•sel•late

or tes•se•late

(v. ˈtɛs əˌleɪt; adj. -lɪt, -ˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to form of small squares or blocks, as floors or pavements; form or arrange in a checkered or mosaic pattern.
adj.
2. arranged in a checkered or mosaic pattern.
[1785–95; < Latin tessellātus mosaic =tessell(a) small square stone, diminutive of tessera tessera + -ātus -ate1]
tes`sel•la′tion, n.

tessellate


Past participle: tessellated
Gerund: tessellating

Imperative
tessellate
tessellate
Present
I tessellate
you tessellate
he/she/it tessellates
we tessellate
you tessellate
they tessellate
Preterite
I tessellated
you tessellated
he/she/it tessellated
we tessellated
you tessellated
they tessellated
Present Continuous
I am tessellating
you are tessellating
he/she/it is tessellating
we are tessellating
you are tessellating
they are tessellating
Present Perfect
I have tessellated
you have tessellated
he/she/it has tessellated
we have tessellated
you have tessellated
they have tessellated
Past Continuous
I was tessellating
you were tessellating
he/she/it was tessellating
we were tessellating
you were tessellating
they were tessellating
Past Perfect
I had tessellated
you had tessellated
he/she/it had tessellated
we had tessellated
you had tessellated
they had tessellated
Future
I will tessellate
you will tessellate
he/she/it will tessellate
we will tessellate
you will tessellate
they will tessellate
Future Perfect
I will have tessellated
you will have tessellated
he/she/it will have tessellated
we will have tessellated
you will have tessellated
they will have tessellated
Future Continuous
I will be tessellating
you will be tessellating
he/she/it will be tessellating
we will be tessellating
you will be tessellating
they will be tessellating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tessellating
you have been tessellating
he/she/it has been tessellating
we have been tessellating
you have been tessellating
they have been tessellating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tessellating
you will have been tessellating
he/she/it will have been tessellating
we will have been tessellating
you will have been tessellating
they will have been tessellating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tessellating
you had been tessellating
he/she/it had been tessellating
we had been tessellating
you had been tessellating
they had been tessellating
Conditional
I would tessellate
you would tessellate
he/she/it would tessellate
we would tessellate
you would tessellate
they would tessellate
Past Conditional
I would have tessellated
you would have tessellated
he/she/it would have tessellated
we would have tessellated
you would have tessellated
they would have tessellated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.tessellate - fit together exactly, of identical shapes; "triangles tessellate"
fit, go - be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; "This piece won't fit into the puzzle"
2.tessellate - tile with tesserae; "tessellate the kitchen floor"
tile - cover with tiles; "tile the wall and the floor of the bathroom"
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Rather than cutting the panels to size, they used crisp folds to tessellate the panels in triangular planes, creating depth and dimension that change in color as sunlight moves throughout the day.
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Later, he would bend and mold acrylic so as to suggest topological surfaces that defy bounded-ness or orientation; or he would tessellate the work into acrylic tiles that could be organized like a raster grid.
all of the shapes that will tessellate and all of the ones that will not.
Other examples include investigating the relationship between the circumference and the diameter of circles or investigating which shapes tessellate leading on to conversations about tiling patterns.
Though some of the drawings of Haeckel are incorrect--sometimes trying to tessellate a sphere solely into hexagons, which is a mathematical impossibility--most of his drawings are more correct than any photo could ever be.