Mosaic

Definition of Mosaic

Mo`sa´ic
n.1.(Fine Arts) A surface decoration made by inlaying in patterns small pieces of variously colored glass, stone, or other material; - called also mosaic work.
2.A picture or design made in mosaic; an article decorated in mosaic.
3.Something resembling a mosaic{1}; something made up of different pieces, fitted together by design to form a unified composition.mosaic map and photomosaic.
aerial mosaic
An aerial photograph of a large area, made by carefully fitting together aerial photographs of smaller areas so that the edges match in location, and the whole provides a continuous image of the larger area. Called also
mosaic virus
A type of plant virus that causes green and yellow mottling of leaves of a plant. A much-studied type is the tobacco mosaic virus, affecting the tobacco plant.
a.1.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.
A very beautiful mosaic pavement.
- Addison.
Florentine mosaic
See under Florentine.
Mosaic gold
a - See Ormolu.
b - Stannic sulphide, SnS2, obtained as a yellow scaly crystalline powder, and used as a pigment in bronzing and gilding wood and metal work. It was called by the alchemists aurum musivum, or aurum mosaicum. Called also bronze powder.
Mosaic work
See Mosaic, n.
prop. a.1.Of or pertaining to Moses, the leader of the Israelites, or established through his agency; as, the Mosaic law, rites, or institutions.

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