til·​ing | \ ˈtī-liŋ \

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

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An authentic wooden door opens into the castle-style living quarters, which features the usual amenities — two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a galley kitchen — and intricate woodwork and stone tiling throughout. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "This Castle Farmhouse Is Suffering From an Identity Crisis," 24 Sep. 2015 Large copper bathtubs have been crafted from local artisans; all of the tilings have been sourced from local materials. Jaimie Potters, ELLE Decor, "A Design Lover's Guide to Visiting San Miguel de Allende," 7 Jan. 2019 In the second quarter of 2019, Microsoft will release the Surface Hub 2S. That offers the new display and form factor but running the current Surface Hub software—meaning no rotation, no tiling, and no multiuser. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Surface Hub 2 splits into two: 2S in 2019, 2X in 2020," 24 Sep. 2018 And then the kitchen feels downright country thanks to a delicate pattern, floral tiling, and soft green cabinetry. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "A Stately Tudor Home — For Wallpaper Lovers Only," 19 Oct. 2015 All tiling must be finished with grouting, and this is the really satisfying part! The Editors Of House Beautiful, House Beautiful, "How to Grout Tile," 11 Feb. 2015 The interiors, for example, feature graphic tiling on the kitchen floor and backsplash and modern furniture that contrast with the exposed stone walls and the overall rough-hewn aspect of the original home. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Renovated courtyard house is all about indoor-outdoor living," 11 June 2018 The bezels are much narrower to enable this kind of tiling. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Surface Hub 2 coming in 2019, looks amazing," 15 May 2018 Stewart, Lisa and her late brother, Richard Ollie, transformed the new space with bright colors and tiling. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "RJ Ice Cream in Elm Grove is a kid's paradise," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of tiling

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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