tessellation

or tes·se·la·tion

[ tes-uh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ˌtɛs əˈleɪ ʃən /

noun

the art or practice of tessellating.
tessellated form or arrangement.
tessellated work.

Origin of tessellation

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

tessellation

/ (ˌtɛsɪˈleɪʃən) /

noun

the act of tessellating
the form or a specimen of tessellated work
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Word Origin and History for tessellation

tessellation


n.

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

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