# How to Use tessellation in a Sentence

## tessellation

• The squinting eyes, the jut of the chin, the precise tessellation of the lower lip and upper lip stay the same.
Wired, 24 Sep. 2019
• The path of the International Space Station, as mapped over a tessellation of Narukawa's world map.
Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 29 Nov. 2022
• Each tessellation should plot to exactly one point within the plane.
Elise Cutts, Quanta Magazine, 21 June 2023
• The true impact of roads seems to be the gradual tessellation of once-cohesive landscapes.
Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 19 Dec. 2016
• In the cases Wiles studied, the tiling might be something along the lines of M.C. Escher’s famous tessellations of a disk with fish or angels and devils that get smaller near the boundary.
Quanta Magazine, 6 Apr. 2020
• Good Sets In his proof, Rao first showed that there are only a finite number of scenarios for how the corners of convex pentagons can fit together that need to be checked for tessellations.
Quanta Magazine, 11 July 2017
• Its sky is full of gantry cranes, stacking 20-foot-long shipping containers in multicoloured tessellations, like giant Lego bricks.
The Economist, 15 July 2017
• The Infinity Puzzle, as it's called, uses concepts like tessellation and Klein bottles to create a puzzle with no sides or corners.
Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, 23 Nov. 2016
• But organic shapes or shapes that don't repeat in a regular pattern are also valid tessellations.
Evelyn Lamb, Scientific American Blog Network, 12 June 2017
• Keller’s conjecture, a tessellation problem about the way certain shapes tile in certain spaces, has been solved for all but seven-dimensional space.
Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 31 Aug. 2020
• The pattern of creases forms a tessellation of parallelograms, and the whole structure collapses and unfolds in a single motion — providing an elegant way to fold a map.
Quanta Magazine, 31 Oct. 2017
• There are some detours into more traditional figural studies, including a series of swans that can be seen as a kind of precursor to M.C. Escher’s tessellations.
Jeffrey Bauman, ELLE Decor, 18 Apr. 2019
• The concept of aperiodic geometry has existed for at least 1,000 years from Islamic mosaics and tessellations to ancient marquetry designs and silk weavings.
Adrienne Bernhard, Popular Mechanics, 15 June 2023
• As one journey — the classification of all convex polygon tessellations — ends, another is just beginning.
Quanta Magazine, 11 July 2017
• As the designer odyssey moves from New York to Paris, patterns are palpable—another baby bang here, another sprinkling of glitter there—until finally, everything materializes into one divine, season-defining tessellation.
Vogue, 4 Oct. 2018
• Doris Schattschneider, a retired mathematician affiliated with Moravian University with expertise in tessellations, had been skeptical about the likelihood of a true einstein ever being discovered.
Manon Bischoff, Scientific American, 22 June 2023

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