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tessellation

or tes·se·la·tion

[tes-uh-ley-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the art or practice of tessellating.
  2. tessellated form or arrangement.
  3. tessellated work.

Origin of tessellation

1650–60; tessellate (verb) + -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for tessellation

tessellation

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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