Definition Of mosaic


a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile, or glass.

the mosaic shows the baptism of Christ

a viral disease that results in leaf variegation in tobacco, corn, sugar cane, and other plants.

On the right is a micrograph of the virus that causes tobacco mosaic disease in tobacco plants.

an individual (especially an animal) composed of cells of two genetically different types.

For example, some people are mosaics : Different cells in their body have different chromosomes.

decorate with a mosaic.

the mosaicked swimming pool

of or associated with Moses.

In the Old Testament, it was part of the Mosaic code that an Israelite could not be indicted and convicted based upon the testimony of one person.

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Example Of mosaic

  • A random pattern of glass mosaic tiles adds a splash of color to the bathroom between the girl's bedroom and the shared playroom.

  • A stunning mosaic of the Last Supper, towering 80 ft over the altar, has also been cleaned and new lighting installed to bring the church back to life.

  • an incompetently constructed mosaic of competing interests

  • Anderson knows how to amuse us with a mosaic of background details and throwaway lines.

  • At the end, the audience was left with the feeling that unlike the usual run of shows which are a mosaic of music and dance, here was something which had a meaning and a message too.

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