Definition of tiling in English:


Syllabification: til·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈtīliNG


  • 1A surface covered by tiles: an area of plain tiling
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    • Both the bathroom and en suite have ceramic floor tiling and full-height wall tiling.
    • Apart from coloured grouting to brighten up old tiling, you can also tile over old tiles, as long as they are firmly stuck on.
    • Mind you, I was projecting onto acoustic tiling, which isn't an ideal surface.
  • 1.1 Mathematics A way of arranging identical plane shapes so that they completely cover an area without overlapping.
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    • We can go ahead and bend the octagon into three dimensions to get an idea of the topology generated by this tiling of the hyperbolic plane.
    • It shows a portion of a diamond-based Penrose tiling of the plane.
    • This is a representation of a pentagonal tiling of the hyperbolic plane in which four pentagons meet at each vertex.

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