• WordNet 3.6
    • n tessellation the act of adorning with mosaic
    • n tessellation the careful juxtaposition of shapes in a pattern "a tessellation of hexagons"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tessellation The act of tessellating; also, the mosaic work so formed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tessellation The act or art of making inlaid work with tesseræ.
    • n tessellation The work so produced.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tessellation tessellated or mosaic work: the operation of making it
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. tessella, dim. of tessera, a square piece.


In literature:

The floors are sometimes of wood tessellated after the fashion of France.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
I did not, at the time, suffer my fancy to linger over the tessellated document.
"The Works of Max Beerbohm" by Max Beerbohm
But Andre-Louis stepped past him into the wide vestibule, with its tessellated floor of black-and-white marble.
"Scaramouche" by Rafael Sabatini
Part of a tesselated pavement still remains.
"Travels Through France and Italy" by Tobias Smollett
Marigold, preceded by the Sister in charge, carried me across a tesselated hall and began to ascend the broad staircase.
"The Red Planet" by William J. Locke
Each colour in the singular composite of these tesselated societies has an indelible and invariable shade.
"Physics and Politics, or, Thoughts on the application of the principles of "natural selection" and "inheritance" to political society" by Walter Bagehot
The tesselated marble pavement, the graceful, cloister-like arcades ran red with blood.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84" by John Lothrop Motley
The room was built of rose-coloured marble excepting the floor, which was tessellated in rose and grey.
"The King in Yellow" by Robert W. Chambers
The floor was tesselated after the French fashion, and plentifully strewn with skins and rugs.
"Micah Clarke" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Through gates of burnished brass, they entered a small court with a tesselated pavement of black and white marble.
"Philothea" by Lydia Maria Child

In poetry:

As quiet as a toad I sit
And tell my tale of days to it;
The tessellated yarn I've spun
In thirty spells of star and sun.
"Moon-Lover" by Robert W Service
Two pleated bowers of woodbine pave,
'Neath all their heaviness of musk,
Two fountains of pellucid wave,
With sunlight-tessellated dusk.
"An Antique" by Madison Julius Cawein
I rose; far music drew my steps in fond pursuit
Down tessellated floors and towering peristyles:
Through groves of colonnades fair lamps were blushing fruit,
On seas of green mosaic soft rugs were flowery isles.
"The Sultan's Palace" by Alan Seeger
To feel, to know, to soar unlimited,
'Mid throngs of light-winged angels sweeping far,
And pore upon the realms unvisited,
That tesselate the unseen unthought star,
To be the thing that now I feebly dream
Flashing within my faintest, deepest gleam.
"From: A Poet's Hope" by William Ellery Channing

In news:

Cricket Music, Tessellation Figures & Notebook.
Irving Shulman's widow, Irma Shulman-Weiner, and daughter Susan Shulman Tessel.
Preview #3 from "Tessellations" airing THUR 5/17.

In science:

J. Møller, Random Johnson–Mehl tessellations, Adv. in Appl.
Percolation on random Johnson-Mehl tessellations and related models
To calculate the free energy within free volume theory, we must construct the Voronoi tesselation for any particular packing .
Why is Random Close Packing Reproducible?
The free energy involves a sum over all possible tesselations and requires knowledge of the distribution of free volumes .
Why is Random Close Packing Reproducible?
However, the change of free energy with φ, or the pressure, should not depend on the tesselation sufficiently close to φmax .
Why is Random Close Packing Reproducible?
We tessellate the torus with square cells of side y = ⌊(ǫr)−1 ⌋−1 (y ≥ ǫr but also y ∼ ǫr).
Dynamic Random Geometric Graphs