Definition of tessellation in English:

tessellation

Line breaks: tes¦sel|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌtɛsəˈleɪʃ(ə)n
 
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(US also tesselation)

noun

[mass noun]
  • 1The process or art of tessellating a surface, or the state of being tessellated.
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    • While there are concepts like fractions that they are already familiar with, Ashalata also introduces other concepts like symmetry and tessellation.
    • Then every tile that tessellates the plane must give rise to at least one periodic tessellation of the plane.
  • 1.1 [count noun] An arrangement of shapes closely fitted together, especially of polygons in a repeated pattern without gaps or overlapping.
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    • Figure 33 shows a tessellation of the hyperbolic disc by regular pentagons.
    • Hanging on the walls, hints of Buckminster Fuller's efficient geodesic domes can be detected mingling with M C Escher's delicate figurative tessellations and traditional Islamic arabesques.
    • I will analyze the transformation geometry behind the symmetries transformation and tessellations apparent in Escher's drawings.

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