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Tessellate

Tessellate [tes-uh-leyt]
verb

Definition
To form a pattern using plane figures or polygons so that there are no gaps or overlaps, such as in a mosaic.

Etymology
From Latin tessellatus, 'mosaic', which comes from tessella, 'small cube', a dimunitive form of tessera, 'square'.

Usage
I'm trying to figure out how to tessellate these tiles into an appealing design for my bathroom floor.

Further Exploration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tessellation Explains more of the mathematics behind tessellating.
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/Tessellate/# Go! Have fun using this java script application to tessellate to your heart's content!


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