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Word of the Day – Tessellate

By September 7, 2022Word of the Day

Tesselate (also Tessellate) (adj)

tes-e-layt

to form of small squares or blocks, as floors or pavements; form or arrange in a checkered or mosaic pattern.

Tessellate “to form of small squares” comes from Latin tessellātus “mosaic,” based on ​​tessella “small square stone or cube.” The Latin noun tessella is a diminutive of tessera, a small piece used in mosaic work that often has four sides, which comes from Ionic Greek tésseres “four.”

Example sentences

“The pattern tessellates out to the egdes of the floor.”

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