Definition of tiling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʌɪlɪŋ/


[mass noun]
1A surface covered by tiles: an area of plain tiling
More example sentences
  • 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.
2 Mathematics A way of arranging identical plane shapes so that they completely cover an area without overlapping.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with tiling

filing, piling, reviling, unsmiling
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