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Noun: tessellation  ,te-su'ley-shun
  1. The careful juxtaposition of shapes in a pattern
    "a tessellation of hexagons";
    - tesselation [US]
  2. The act of adorning with mosaic
    - tesselation [US]

Derived forms: tessellations

Type of: apposition, collocation, decoration, juxtaposition

Encyclopedia: Tessellation