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Penrose tile Line breaks: Pen|rose tile

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of Penrose tile in English:

noun

Mathematics
Any of a finite number of shapes that are components of a spatially non-periodic two- or three-dimensional tiling.
Example sentences
  • Here are some ready-to-photocopy Penrose tiles for you to photocopy and cut-out and experiment with making tiling patterns.
  • The classic Penrose tiles consist of two rhombi.
  • As the first building in the world to use the Penrose tile, the hall indicates our commitment to the forefront of technology and to the scholarships that create it, integrate it and disseminate it.

Derivatives

Penrose-tiled
adjective
Example sentences
  • This page describes how I constructed my computer desk counter top patterned with Penrose-tiled veneers.

Origin

1970s: named after Roger Penrose (born 1931), British mathematical physicist.

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