til·​ing | \ ˈtī-liŋ How to pronounce tiling (audio) \

Definition of tiling

1 : the action or work of one who tiles
2a : tiles
b : a surface of tiles
3 : tessellation sense 1b also : a generalization of this to fill Euclidean space of three or higher dimensions using geometric objects of the same dimension as the space filled

Examples of tiling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Adding to what feels like an upscale hotel vibe, each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom with French-style tiling, some with stand-alone tubs and walk-in rain showers. Angelina Villa-clarke, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 Mitxela showed the monitor connected to a Linux system and running i3, an open source tiling windows manager. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 1 Apr. 2022 High-end finishes are second-to-none and include Siberian rift-cut, quarter-sawn white oak floors throughout, as well as Statuario marble in the kitchen and marble, limestone and slate tiling in the bathrooms. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 25 Mar. 2022 Small groups are scheduled for tiling sessions (approximately eight to 10 can sit around the table at a time) and passers-by (including this reporter) are invited to come and place a tile or two. Steve Smith, courant.com, 1 Apr. 2022 Those eclectic elements include midcentury modern furniture, Moroccan rugs, and playful tiling spread out through the six studios, five one-bedrooms suites, and one two-bedroom suite. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 3 Mar. 2022 Another fun aspect of the project included some creative tiling, says Nayak. Sophie Dodd, PEOPLE.com, 25 Feb. 2022 The Reform's main desktop environment, called Sway, uses full-screen window tiling instead of traditional floating windows. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 31 Jan. 2022 In the ground-floor master suite, the master bath is classically designed with hexagonal marble floor tiles and a stand-alone shower with black and white ceramic tiling that rises all the way to the high ceiling. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 12 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tiling

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tiling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiling. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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