Definitions for tesseraˈtɛs ər ə; ˈtɛs əˌri
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tes•ser•aˈtɛs ər ə; ˈtɛs əˌri(n.)(pl.)tes•ser•ae
one of the small pieces used in mosaic work.
a small square of bone, wood, or the like, used in ancient Rome as a token, tally, ticket, etc.
Origin of tessera:
1640–50; < L, perh. shortening of Gk *tessarágōnos square
a small square tile of stone or glass used in making mosaics
A small square piece of stone, wood, ivory or glass used for making a mosaic.
complex-ridged surface feature seen on plateau highlands of Venus and perhaps on Triton
Origin: From tessera, from τέσσαρες.
a small piece of marble, glass, earthenware, or the like, having a square, or nearly square, face, used by the ancients for mosaic, as for making pavements, for ornamenting walls, and like purposes; also, a similar piece of ivory, bone, wood, etc., used as a ticket of admission to theaters, or as a certificate for successful gladiators, and as a token for various other purposes
A tessera is an individual tile, usually formed in the shape of a cube, used in creating a mosaic. It is also known as an abaciscus or abaculus.
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