tessellation

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noun tes·sel·la·tion \ 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

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First Known Use of tessellation

1660


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