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or tes·se·la·tion

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

1650–60; tessellate (verb) + -ion
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Related Words for tessellation

patchwork, web, chain, system, grid, organization, net, structure, plaid, variegation, motley, tessellation, montage, checker, convolution, nexus, plexus, wattle, circuitry, fabric

British Dictionary definitions for tessellation


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


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

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