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tessellated

[tes-uh-ley-tid] /ˈtɛs əˌleɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or like a mosaic.
2.
arranged in or having the appearance of a mosaic; checkered.
Also, tesselated.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; tessellate + -ed2
Related forms
untessellated, adjective

tessellate

[v. tes-uh-leyt; adj. tes-uh-lit, -leyt] /v. ˈtɛs əˌleɪt; adj. ˈtɛs ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), tessellated, tessellating.
1.
to form of small squares or blocks, as floors or pavements; form or arrange in a checkered or mosaic pattern.
adjective
Origin
1785-95; < Latin tessellātus mosaic, equivalent to tessell(a) small square stone (diminutive of tessera tessera) + -ātus -ate1
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Examples for tessellated
  • Students can simply cut out their tessellated design on the pattern block triangle paper and glue it on construction for display.
  • Students will draw a diagram of their different tessellated shapes on a white sheet of paper.
  • The tessellated output of the correction volumes combines a set of sub-regions into one global correction set.
British Dictionary definitions for tessellated

tessellate

/ˈtɛsɪˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to construct, pave, or inlay with a mosaic of small tiles
2.
(intransitive) (of identical shapes) to fit together exactly triangles will tessellate but octagons will not
Word Origin
C18: from Latin tessellātus checked, from tessella small stone cube, from tessera
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Word Origin and History for tessellated
tessellated
1695, from L. tessellatus "made of small square stones or tiles," from tessella "small square stone or tile," dim. of tessera "a cube or square of stone or wood," perhaps from Gk. tessera, neut. of tesseres, Ionic variant of tessares "four" (see four), in reference to four corners. Tessellation is attested from 1660.
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tessellated in Medicine

tessellated tes·sel·lat·ed (těs'ə-lā'tĭd)
adj.
Composed of or patterned in small squares.


tes'sel·la'tion n.
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