tessellated

  • 1 Tessellated — Tes sel*la ted, a. 1. Formed of little squares, as mosaic work; checkered; as, a tessellated pavement. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.) Marked like a checkerboard; as, a tessellated leaf. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 tessellated — 1690s, from L.L. tessellatus made of small square stones or tiles, from tessella small square stone or tile, dim. of tessera a cube or square of stone or wood, perhaps from Gk. tessera, neut. of tesseres, Ionic variant of tessares four (see FOUR… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 Tessellated — Tessellate Tes sel*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tessellated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tessellating}.] [L. tessellatus tessellated. See {Tessellar}.] To form into squares or checkers; to lay with checkered work. [1913 Webster] The floors are sometimes of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 tessellated — adjective Date: 1695 having a checkered appearance …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 5 tessellated — marked with little squares like a mosaic; checkered …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 6 tessellated — /tes euh lay tid/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or like a mosaic. 2. arranged in or having the appearance of a mosaic; checkered. Also, tesselated. [1685 95; TESSELLATE + ED2] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 7 tessellated — adjective Covered with pieces that are similarly shaped …

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  • 8 tessellated — Made up of small squares; checkered. [L. tessella, a small square stone] * * * tes·sel·lat·ed (tesґə lāt″əd) [L. tessellatus; tessella a square] divided into squares, like a checker board …

    Medical dictionary

  • 9 tessellated — tes|sel|la|ted [ˈtesıleıtıd] adj technical made of small flat pieces in various shapes and colours that fit together to form a pattern …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 tessellated — tes|sel|lat|ed [ tesə,leıtəd ] adjective formed or decorated in a pattern that is made with small pieces of glass or stone …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 tessellated — adj. formed from mosaics tes·sel·late || tesɪleɪt v. create a mosaic, tile with small squares …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 tessellated — a. Checkered, inlaid, mosaic …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 13 tessellated — adjective technical made of small flat pieces in various shapes and colours that fit together to form a pattern …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 tessellated — tes·sel·lat·ed …

    English syllables

  • 15 tessellated — UK [ˈtesəˌleɪtɪd] / US [ˈtesəˌleɪtəd] adjective formed or decorated in a pattern that is made with small pieces of glass or stone …

    English dictionary

  • 16 tessellated — /ˈtɛsəleɪtəd/ (say tesuhlaytuhd) adjective 1. formed into small squares or blocks. 2. (of bark) breaking up in the outer layers into small flakes, as with bloodwoods …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 tessellated — adj. 1 of or resembling mosaic. 2 Bot. & Zool. regularly chequered. Etymology: L tessellatus or It. tessellato (as TESSELLATE) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 Tessellated pavement — is a rare sedimentary rock formation that occurs on some ocean shores, so named because it fractures into square blocks that appear like tiles, or tessellations . It is formed when rock that has cracked through plate tectonic movement of the… …

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  • 19 tessellated pavement — also called  Floor Mosaic, or Mosaic Pavement,        interior or exterior floor covering composed of stone tesserae (Latin: “dice”), cubes, or other regular shapes closely fitted together in simple or complex designs with a durable and… …

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  • 20 tessellated fundus — fundus tigre, tigroid fundus a normal, nonpathological fundus of the eye with marked exposure of the choroidal vessels due to scanty pigmentation; called also tessellated or tigroid retina …

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