tessellation

[tes-uh-ley-shuhn]
noun
1.
the art or practice of tessellating.
2.
tessellated form or arrangement.
3.
Also, tesselation.


Origin:
1650–60; tessellate (v.) + -ion

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

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We will use the word tessellation alone to always mean a plane tessellation.
They will design a unit cell from a cluster of geometric shapes and repeat this design to form a tessellation.
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