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Definition of "tessellate" []

  • To form into a mosaic pattern, as by using small squares of stone or glass. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "tessellate" in a sentence
  • "Yes, seeing the word tessellate made me happy, too."
  • "The followup is that subway will do this for you, but charge you for "extra cheese." can Subway workers understand "tessellate"? christ, they can't understand "yes, i'd like olives" means more than 5 on a footlong."
  • "His latest effort is The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing, in a hefty tome, where Dawkins attempts to present a concise view of science to the world in many short passages from many different scientists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries that tessellate together to form a beautiful volume of writing."