tessellate

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verb tes·sel·late \ˈte-sə-ˌlāt\

Definition of tessellate

tessellated

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tessellating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to form into or adorn with mosaic

Origin and Etymology of tessellate

Late Latin tessellatus, past participle of tessellare to pave with tesserae, from Latin tessella, diminutive of tessera


First Known Use: 1789

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