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Definition of "mosaic" []

  • A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface. (noun)
  • The process or art of making such pictures or designs. (noun)
  • A composite picture made of overlapping, usually aerial, photographs. (noun)
  • Something that resembles a mosaic: a mosaic of testimony from various witnesses. (noun)
  • Botany A viral disease of plants, resulting in light and dark areas in the leaves, which often become shriveled and dwarfed. (noun)
  • A design or decoration made up of small pieces of coloured glass, stone, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The process of making a mosaic (noun)
  • A mottled yellowing that occurs in the leaves of plants affected with any of various virus diseases (noun)
  • Any of the diseases, such as tobacco mosaic, that produce this discoloration (noun)
  • An assembly of aerial photographs forming a composite picture of a large area on the ground (noun)
  • A light-sensitive surface on a television camera tube, consisting of a large number of granules of photoemissive material deposited on an insulating medium (noun)

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