[ moh-zey-ik ]
/ moʊˈzeɪ ɪk /
of or relating to Moses or the writings, laws, and principles attributed to him: Mosaic ethics.
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Origin of Mosaic
1655–65; < New Latin Mosaicus, equivalent to Late Latin Mōs(ēs) Moses + -aicus, on the model of Hebraicus Hebraic
OTHER WORDS FROM Mosaicpost-Mo·sa·ic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for mosaical
It was beautifully symbolized under the mosaical dispensation.Gathering Jewels|James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
In three of the provinces of New England, the oldest has only a double share, as in the Mosaical law.
The law of nature as mosaical, did not formally and directly bind other nations.A Christian Directory|Baxter Richard
British Dictionary definitions for mosaical (1 of 2)
/ (məʊˈzeɪɪk) /
of or relating to Moses or the laws and traditions ascribed to him
British Dictionary definitions for mosaical (2 of 2)
/ (məˈzeɪɪk) /
a design or decoration made up of small pieces of coloured glass, stone, etc
the process of making a mosaic
- a mottled yellowing that occurs in the leaves of plants affected with any of various virus diseases
- Also called: mosaic disease any of the diseases, such as tobacco mosaic, that produce this discoloration
genetics another name for chimera (def. 4)
an assembly of aerial photographs forming a composite picture of a large area on the ground
a light-sensitive surface on a television camera tube, consisting of a large number of granules of photoemissive material deposited on an insulating medium
Derived forms of mosaicmosaicist (məˈzeɪɪsɪst), noun
Word Origin for mosaic
C16: via French and Italian from Medieval Latin mōsaicus, from Late Greek mouseion mosaic work, from Greek mouseios of the Muses, from mousa Muse
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Medical definitions for mosaical
[ mō-zā′ĭk ]
Patterned in small squares; tesselated.
An organism exhibiting mosaicism.
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Scientific definitions for mosaical
[ mō-zā′ĭk ]
Any of various viral diseases of plants, resulting in light and dark areas in the leaves, which often become shriveled and dwarfed.
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Cultural definitions for mosaical
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