photomosaic
Mosaic Mo*sa"ic, n. [F. mosa["i]que; cf. Pr. mozaic, musec, Sp. & Pg. mosaico, It. mosaico, musaico, LGr. ?, ?, L. musivum; all fr. Gr. ? belonging to the Muses. See {Muse} the goddess.] 1. (Fine Arts) A surface decoration made by inlaying in patterns small pieces of variously colored glass, stone, or other material; -- called also {mosaic work}. [1913 Webster]

2. A picture or design made in mosaic; an article decorated in mosaic. [1913 Webster]

3. Something resembling a mosaic[1]; something made up of different pieces, fitted together by design to form a unified composition. [PJC]

{aerial mosaic} An aerial photograph of a large area, made by carefully fitting together aerial photographs of smaller areas so that the edges match in location, and the whole provides a continuous image of the larger area. Called also

{mosaic map} and {photomosaic}.

{mosaic virus} A type of plant virus that causes green and yellow mottling of leaves of a plant. A much-studied type is the {tobacco mosaic virus}, affecting the tobacco plant. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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