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tessellate +‎ -ion

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tessellation (countable and uncountable, plural tessellations)

  1. (uncountable) The property or fact of tessellating.
    Squares can be used for tessellation.
  2. (countable) A tiling pattern with no gaps; the result of tessellating an area or plane.
    This is a tessellation of the plane with squares and regular octagons.
    • 2023 October 18, Nick Brodrick, “The grand gateway to Glasgow”, in RAIL, number 994, page 32:
      Decorative arches intersect the graceful latticework of the expansive ridge and furrow trainshed rooves, woven together by a staggering tessellation of 48,000 glass panels.
  3. (less common) polygon tessellation.

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From tesseller +‎ -ation.

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  • IPA(key): /tɛ.sɛ.la.sjɔ̃/, /te.se.la.sjɔ̃/
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tessellation f (plural tessellations)

  1. tessellation