til·​ing ˈtī-liŋ How to pronounce tiling (audio)
: the action or work of one who tiles
: tiles
: a surface of tiles
: 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 For the last four years, Japanese artisans collaborated with architects, engineers, and construction workers to mindfully recreate the wood and stonework of the building, and the tiling and plasterwork of the roof, paying special attention to honor the cultural traditions. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 29 Aug. 2023 Gill said purchasing local flowers removes the chemical abuse and heavy tiling prevalent in large-scale agriculture, and encourages responsible farming. Hailey Closson, Baltimore Sun, 22 Aug. 2023 In a video shared on Ant's Instagram, Archie can be seen tearing apart the bathroom tiling on the wall with an electric drill while wearing protective glasses and a mask. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 8 Aug. 2023 The new rules therefore allow both tilings that have translational symmetry and tilings that don’t. Quanta Magazine, 23 May 2023 Usually, the co-op is responsible for the maintenance and repair of anything behind the walls (using your monthly maintenance fees, of course), while the shareholder is responsible for anything inside the unit, like the paint, tiling, and flooring. Jill Terreri Ramos, New York Times, 5 Aug. 2023 Typically, such tilings are predictable, but lack translational symmetry (meaning a shifted copy will never match exactly with its original). Adrienne Bernhard, Popular Mechanics, 15 June 2023 The unexpected use of color adds bright personality, and regrouting can change the look of existing tiling. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Aug. 2023 Using a technique known as crowd tiling, the company Barnstorm VFX helped film groups of extras in one alignment before rearranging them and filming them again, and then cutting and pasting the various groupings to fill all the seats. Marc Tracy, New York Times, 4 Aug. 2023 See More

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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 22 Sep. 2023.

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