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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.
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tessellation

(ˌtɛsɪˈleɪʃən)
n
1. the act of tessellating
2. (Building) the form or a specimen of tessellated work
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tessellation

decoration composed of multi-colored, small tiles, as found in a mosaic.
See also: Ornamentation
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tessellation - the careful juxtaposition of shapes in a pattern; "a tessellation of hexagons"
juxtaposition, collocation, apposition - the act of positioning close together (or side by side); "it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"
2.tessellation - the act of adorning with mosaic
decoration - the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)
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