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Definition of "tiling" [til•ing]

  • The laying of tiles. (noun)
  • Tiles considered as a group. (noun)
  • A tiled surface. (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.

Use "tiling" in a sentence
  • "The tiling was a blur in the sight, a black blot of shadow that normal radiance would neither dissipate nor illuminate."
  • "Moreover, the proportion of the genome that is transcribed in any given cell type remains an open question: results from "tiling" microarray analyses suggest that transcription is pervasive and that most of the genome is transcribed, whereas new deep sequencing-based methods suggest that most transcripts originate from known genes."
  • "So, basically, they directly compared the technique used in the ENCODE analysis the "tiling" microarray analysis to more modern deep sequencing methods, and found that the old results were mostly artifacts of the protocol."