Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

tessellation

play
noun tes·sel·la·tion \ˌte-sə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of tessellation

  1. 1a :  mosaicb :  a covering of an infinite geometric plane without gaps or overlaps by congruent plane figures of one type or a few types

  2. 2 :  an act of tessellating :  the state of being tessellated



1660

First Known Use of tessellation

1660


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up tessellation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

immature or lacking adult sophistication

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

prompt oily angry maudlin
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ