tiling

noun

til·​ing ˈtī-liŋ How to pronounce tiling (audio)
1
: the action or work of one who tiles
2
a
: 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 Another was replacing the wood floors in the kitchen with striking gray-and-white marble tiling. John Wogan, Architectural Digest, 24 June 2024 If so, would that tiling be nonperiodic or aperiodic? PETER FARSON EUGENE, ORE. Aaron Shattuck, Scientific American, 16 Apr. 2024 Apple officially announced macOS 15 Sequoia at WWDC 2024 on Monday, with Apple Intelligence, iPhone mirroring, Continuity updates, automatic window tiling — finally — and a cross-platform Passwords app. Joanna Nelius, The Verge, 10 June 2024 German artist Albrecht Dürer even studied such tilings in the early 16th century. Aaron Shattuck, Scientific American, 16 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for tiling 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tiling was in the 15th century

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“Tiling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiling. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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