Made up of small squares; checkered. [L. tessella, a small square stone]

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tes·sel·lat·ed (tesґə-lāt″əd) [L. tessellatus; tessella a square] divided into squares, like a checker board.

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  • Tessellated — Tes sel*la ted, a. 1. Formed of little squares, as mosaic work; checkered; as, a tessellated pavement. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.) Marked like a checkerboard; as, a tessellated leaf. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tessellated — 1690s, from L.L. tessellatus made of small square stones or tiles, from tessella small square stone or tile, dim. of tessera a cube or square of stone or wood, perhaps from Gk. tessera, neut. of tesseres, Ionic variant of tessares four (see FOUR… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Tessellated — Tessellate Tes sel*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tessellated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tessellating}.] [L. tessellatus tessellated. See {Tessellar}.] To form into squares or checkers; to lay with checkered work. [1913 Webster] The floors are sometimes of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tessellated — adjective Date: 1695 having a checkered appearance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tessellated — marked with little squares like a mosaic; checkered …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • tessellated — /tes euh lay tid/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or like a mosaic. 2. arranged in or having the appearance of a mosaic; checkered. Also, tesselated. [1685 95; TESSELLATE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • tessellated — adjective Covered with pieces that are similarly shaped …   Wiktionary

  • tessellated — tes|sel|la|ted [ˈtesıleıtıd] adj technical made of small flat pieces in various shapes and colours that fit together to form a pattern …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tessellated — tes|sel|lat|ed [ tesə,leıtəd ] adjective formed or decorated in a pattern that is made with small pieces of glass or stone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tessellated — adj. formed from mosaics tes·sel·late || tesɪleɪt v. create a mosaic, tile with small squares …   English contemporary dictionary

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