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tessellation

[tes-uh-ley-shuh n] /ˌtɛs əˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the art or practice of tessellating.
2.
tessellated form or arrangement.
3.
tessellated work.
Also, tesselation.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; tessellate (v.) + -ion
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Examples from the web for tessellation
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for tessellation

tessellation

/ˌtɛsɪˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of tessellating
2.
the form or a specimen of tessellated work
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Word Origin and History for tessellation
n.

1650s, noun of action from Late Latin tessellatus (see tessellated).

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