mosaic


mosaic
mosaic [mō zā′ik]
n.
[LME musycke < OFr musique < ML musaicum, altered < LL musivum, mosaic, orig. neut. of L musivus, artistic, of a muse < L musa,MUSE: sp. altered by assoc. with Fr mosaïque < It mosaico < same ML source]
1. the process of making pictures or designs by inlaying small bits of colored stone, glass, tile, etc. in mortar
2. inlaid work made by this process
3. a picture or design so made
4. anything resembling this, as a number of aerial photographs pieced together to show a continuous area
5. Biol. CHIMERA (n. 4)
6. Bot. any of the viral diseases that cause wrinkling or mottling of leaves
7. TV the photosensitive plate in an iconoscope or other television camera tube
adj.
of or resembling mosaic or a mosaic
vt.
mosaicked, mosaicking
1. to make by or as by mosaic
2. to decorate with mosaics
mosaically
adv.
mosaicist [mō zā′ə sist]
n.

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