What does mosaic mean?

Definitions for mosaic
moʊˈzeɪ ɪkmo·sa·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mosaic(noun)

    art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass

  2. mosaic(noun)

    viral disease in solanaceous plants (tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco) resulting in mottling and often shriveling of the leaves

  3. Mosaic(noun)

    a freeware browser

  4. mosaic(noun)

    a pattern resembling a mosaic

  5. mosaic(noun)

    transducer formed by the light-sensitive surface on a television camera tube

  6. mosaic, arial mosaic, photomosaic(adj)

    arrangement of aerial photographs forming a composite picture

  7. Mosaic(adj)

    of or relating to Moses or the laws and writings attributed to him

    "Mosaic Law"

GCIDE

  1. Mosaic(n.)

    Something resembling a mosaic; something made up of different pieces, fitted together by design to form a unified composition.

    Etymology: [F. mosaque; cf. Pr. mozaic, musec, Sp. & Pg. mosaico, It. mosaico, musaico, LGr. , , L. musivum; all fr. Gr. belonging to the Muses. See Muse the goddess.]

Wiktionary

  1. mosaic(Noun)

    A piece of artwork created by placing colored squares (usually tiles) in a pattern so as to create a picture.

    Etymology: From mosaïque, moysaique. English from the 17th century.

  2. mosaic(Noun)

    An individual composed of two or more cell lines of different genetic or chromosomal constitution, but from the same zygote.

    Etymology: From mosaïque, moysaique. English from the 17th century.

  3. mosaic(Noun)

    A viral disease of plants.

    Etymology: From mosaïque, moysaique. English from the 17th century.

  4. mosaic(Noun)

    A composite picture made from overlapping photographs.

    Etymology: From mosaïque, moysaique. English from the 17th century.

  5. mosaic(Adjective)

    Containing cells with of varying genetic constitution.

    Etymology: From mosaïque, moysaique. English from the 17th century.

  6. Mosaic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to Moses or to the Torah (the Five Books of Moses); especially, relating to the laws given in the Torah.

    Etymology: From mosaïque, moysaique. English from the 17th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mosaic(noun)

    a surface decoration made by inlaying in patterns small pieces of variously colored glass, stone, or other material; -- called also mosaic work

    Etymology: [From Moses.]

  2. Mosaic(noun)

    a picture or design made in mosaic; an article decorated in mosaic

    Etymology: [From Moses.]

  3. Mosaic(adj)

    of or pertaining to the style of work called mosaic; formed by uniting pieces of different colors; variegated; tessellated; also, composed of various materials or ingredients

    Etymology: [From Moses.]

  4. Mosaic(adj)

    of or pertaining to Moses, the leader of the Israelites, or established through his agency; as, the Mosaic law, rites, or institutions

    Etymology: [From Moses.]

Freebase

  1. Mosaic

    Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. It may be a technique of decorative art, an aspect of interior decoration, or of cultural and spiritual significance as in a cathedral. Small pieces, mostly roughly square, of stone or glass of different colors, known as tesserae, are used to create a pattern or picture.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mosaic

    mö-zā′ik, n. a kind of work in which designs are formed by small pieces of coloured marble, glass, &c. cemented on a ground of stucco, or inlaid upon metal.—adj. relating to, or composed of, mosaic.—adv. Mosā′ically.—n. Mosā′icist.—Mosaic gold, an alloy of copper and zinc—also Ormolu. [Fr.,—L. musæum or musivum (opus), mosaic (work)—Gr. mouseiosMousa, a muse.]

  2. Mosaic

    mō-zā′ik, adj. pertaining to Moses, the great Jewish lawgiver.—n. Mō′saism.—Mosaic Law, the law of the Jews given by Moses at Mount Sinai.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. mosaic

    An assembly of overlapping photographs that have been matched to form a continuous photographic representation of a portion of the surface of the Earth. See also controlled mosaic; semi-controlled mosaic.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mosaic' in Nouns Frequency: #2688

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mosaic in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mosaic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of mosaic in a Sentence

  1. Heiko Wimmen:

    My expectation is another period of impasse, polarization and an inability to talk, we may see the gradual degradation of the state ... a gradual slide into a country that has a mosaic of areas of control and areas without control that are quite dangerous.

  2. Steve G. Steinberg:

    Mosaic is the 1990's equivalent of forcing friends to sit through slides of your trip to Florida - painful for everyone but the host.

  3. Daniel Ives:

    It's not quantitative, but it gives you anecdotal data points that become part of the mosaic of your thesis about whether to be bullish or bearish on trends, names and products.

  4. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.Last:

    I value storytellers, i value journalists. I value photographers. I value the artists... who are going to paint the mosaic that we're all going to march toward. And Time magazine is one of those artists.

  5. Mohannad Aama:

    The retail sales that we are seeing today is backward. I would put less weight on backward-looking data and I would put more weight on management's discussion of guidance in the future, and that doesn't look good, investors are starting to build a mosaic of information suggesting that the consumer is not doing as well as you would expect.

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