I. noun Etymology: Middle English musycke, from Medieval Latin musaicum, alteration of Late Latin musivum, from Latin museum, musaeum Date: 15th century 1. a surface decoration made by inlaying small pieces of variously colored material to form pictures or patterns; also the process of making it 2. a picture or design made in mosaic 3. something resembling a mosaic <
a mosaic of visions and daydreams and memories — Lawrence Shainberg
4. an organism or one of its parts composed of cells of more than one genotype ; chimera 3 5. any of numerous virus diseases of plants characterized by diffuse light and dark green or yellow and green mottling of the foliage — compare tobacco mosaic virus 6. a composite map made of photographs taken by an aircraft or spacecraft 7. the part of a television camera tube consisting of many minute photoelectric particles that convert light to an electric charge • mosaiclike adjective II. adjective Date: 1585 1. of, relating to, produced by, or resembling a mosaic 2. exhibiting mosaicism 3. determinate 5 • mosaically adverb III. transitive verb (-icked; -icking) Date: 1839 1. to decorate with mosaics 2. to form into a mosaic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mosaic — Mosaic,   der erste Internet Browser für grafische Benutzeroberflächen, der 1993 von Marc Andreesen, damals noch am National Center for Supercomputing Applications (Abk. NCSA), programmiert wurde. In den etwa drei Jahren zwischen der Entwicklung… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Mosaic — Mo*sa ic, a. Of or pertaining to the style of work called mosaic; formed by uniting pieces of different colors; variegated; tessellated; also, composed of various materials or ingredients. [1913 Webster] A very beautiful mosaic pavement. Addison …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mosaic — (englisch für „Mosaik“) steht für: Mosaic Records, amerikanisches Jazz Musiklabel von Charlie Lourie und Michael Cuscuna für Jazz Reissues, 1982 gegründet Mosaic (Album), ein Album der Jazz Messengers (1961) Mosaik (Zeitschrift), ist der Name von …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mosaic — fue el segundo navegador gráfico disponible para visualizar páginas web (el considerado como primer navegador gráfico es ViolaWWW, cuya primera versión completa data de 1992), y el primer navegador gráfico para Microsoft Windows. Fue creado en el …   Wikipedia Español

  • mosaic — [mō zā′ik] n. [LME musycke < OFr musique < ML musaicum, altered < LL musivum, mosaic, orig. neut. of L musivus, artistic, of a muse < L musa,MUSE: sp. altered by assoc. with Fr mosaïque < It mosaico < same ML source] 1. the… …   English World dictionary

  • MOSAIC — may refer to: *MOSAIC Research Group *MOSAIC Threat Assessment Systems *MOSAIC (housing cooperative) *Maui Optical System and Integration Center *Model of Syntax Acquisition in Children, an instance of CHREST …   Wikipedia

  • mosaic — (n.) c.1400, from O.Fr. mosaicq mosaic work, from It. mosaico, from M.L. musaicum mosaic work, work of the Muses, noun use of neuter of musaicus of the Muses, from L. Musa (see MUSE (Cf. muse)). Medieval mosaics were often dedicated to the Muses …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mosaic — Mo*sa ic, prop. a. [From Moses.] Of or pertaining to Moses, the leader of the Israelites, or established through his agency; as, the Mosaic law, rites, or institutions. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mosaic — index composite, compound, miscellaneous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Mosaic — fue el primer navegador gráfico disponible para visualizar páginas web. Fue creado en el NCSA en Enero de 1993 por Terry McLaren, Larry Jackson, Briand Sanderson, Tom Redman, y Dave Thompson. La primera versión funcionaba sobre sistemas Unix,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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