# polyomino

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## polyomino

[‚päl·ē′äm·ə·nō]
(mathematics)
A plane figure formed by joining a finite number of unit squares along their sides.
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Polyomino marks the final evolutionary phase of a twoyear professional collaboration with Stratasys, while Wolfkiam celebrates the launch of a brand-new series of high-profile collaborative 3-D printed works from the company entitled 'The New Ancient," exploring the juxtaposition of ancient crafts and cultures with modern technologies.
While the Wolfkiam sculpture represents the launch of a brand new series of artworks from Stratasys, Polyomino marks the fruition of a longstanding professional collaboration with Architect, Programmer and Game Designer, Jose Sanchez.
In Sections 6 and 7, we find the threshold sequence for each polyiamond and polyomino of size smaller than 5.
We now describe a bijection between parallelogram polyominoes of size n and binary trees with n vertices by showing that a parallelogram polyomino hides a non-ambiguous tree.
We encode the polyomino in an area word consisting of natural numbers and natural numbers with a bar on top, in the following way.
A polyomino is a geometrical figure, made up of unit squares, where any two squares are connected by a sequence in such a way that adjacent squares in the sequence share a common (full length) edge.
A polyomino P is a finite connected union of unitary cells in the first quadrant of an R x R grid whose interior is supposed to be connected.
In the plane Z x Z a cell is a unit square and a polyomino is a finite connected union of cells having no cut point.
The standard rule for joining congruent (geometrically identical) squares to make polyomino shapes, such as pentominoes does not allow any way of joining two or more squares, other than by a whole edge, against a whole edge.
Blokus Trigon (the second) is a natural development of the polyomino version, made by simply replacing unit squares with unit triangles.
In the plane Z x Z a cell is a unit square, and a polyomino is a finite connected union of cells having no cut point.
The American mathematician Solomon Golomb used the problem-posing strategy of generalising to create a family of polyomino shapes.
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