tessellation


tes·sel·la·tion

noun \ˌte-sə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of TESSELLATION

1
a :  mosaic
b :  a covering of an infinite geometric plane without gaps or overlaps by congruent plane figures of one type or a few types
2
:  an act of tessellating :  the state of being tessellated

First Known Use of TESSELLATION

1660

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