Mosaic definition

mō-zāĭk
Of or relating to Moses or the laws and writings attributed to him.
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(botany) A viral disease of plants, resulting in light and dark areas in the leaves, which often become shriveled and dwarfed.
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The process of making pictures or designs by inlaying small bits of colored stone, glass, tile, etc. in mortar.
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An array of photosensitive elements in a video camera that react to light and are scanned by other components to compose an image.
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Something that resembles a mosaic.

A mosaic of testimony from various witnesses.

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(bot.) Any of the viral diseases that cause wrinkling or mottling of leaves.
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(tv) The photosensitive plate in an iconoscope or other television camera tube.
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Of Moses or the writings, principles, etc. attributed to him.
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Any of various viral diseases of plants, resulting in light and dark areas in the leaves, which often become shriveled and dwarfed.
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To adorn with or as if with mosaic.

Mosaic a sidewalk.

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The definition of a mosaic is artwork made by placing colored pieces such as stone, glass or tile into a design and then setting the design in mortar.

An example of a mosaic is the dragon at the entrance of Antoni Gaudi's Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain.

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(biology) An individual exhibiting mosaicism.
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A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.
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The process or art of making such pictures or designs.
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(biology) An individual exhibiting mosaicism.
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An Internet browser that provides a consistent user interface available in versions to support Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, and Unix.
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A piece of artwork created by placing colored squares (usually tiles) in a pattern so as to create a picture.
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(genetics) An individual composed of two or more cell lines of different genetic or chromosomal constitution, but from the same zygote.
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(botany) A viral disease of plants.
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(of an individual) Containing cells of varying genetic constitution.
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Of or relating to Moses or to the Torah (the Five Books of Moses); especially, relating to the laws given in the Torah.
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A composite picture made of overlapping, usually aerial, photographs.
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Inlaid work made by this process.
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A picture or design so made.
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Anything resembling this, as a number of aerial photographs pieced together to show a continuous area.
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Of or resembling mosaic or a mosaic.
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To make by or as by mosaic.
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To decorate with mosaics.
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The first multimedia browser for the Web, allowing text, images, sound and video to be accessed via a graphical user interface. Mosaic was created by Marc Andreessen, Eric Bina and others at the University of Illinois National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).The "Killer App" of the WebMosaic was released on the Internet in 1993 and became "the" application that caused the Web to explode. Originally developed for Unix, it was ported to Windows and Mac within a few months. Both Andreessen and Bina later went to work for Mosaic Corporation, which was formed to market Mosaic, but wound up developing the Netscape browser. The company was renamed Netscape, and the Netscape browser reigned supreme for a while.The University eventually licensed Mosaic to Spyglass, Inc., which Microsoft acquired. Thus, the Mosaic browser ultimately evolved into Internet Explorer. See Web browser and Netscape.
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To make by mosaic.

Mosaic a design on a rosewood box.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mosaic
Plural:
mosaics

Origin of mosaic

  • Middle English musycke from Old French mosaique from Old Italian mosaico from Medieval Latin mūsāicum neuter of mūsāicus of the Muses from Latin Mūsa Muse from Greek Mousa men-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French mosaïque, from Italian mosaico, from Medieval Latin musaicum, from Late Latin musivum (opus), from Latin museum, musaeum, probably from Ancient Greek Μουσεῖον (Mouseîon), shrine of the Muses (Μοῦσα (Moûsa)).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle French mosaïque, moysaique. English from the 17th century.

    From Wiktionary