tessellate

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tessellate

[′tes·ə‚lāt]
(botany)
Marked by a pattern of small squares resembling a tiled pavement.
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In the previous section we have described the tessellation process but we have considered that the conditions used to decide which triangles to tessellate are not modified.
Exploring these geometric designs requires an understanding of the ways that shapes tessellate and of their line, or reflectional, and rotational symmetry.
Now, instead of nations, Boetti tessellates together the faces of moral confusion and the faces of moral possibility - a Hollywood actor holding a bullet in his teeth, the Emperor and Empress of Japan in ancient dress.