Definition of 'Mosaic'
Of or relating to Moses or the laws and writings attributed to him; "Mosaic Law"
Art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass
Viral disease in solanaceous plants (tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco) resulting in mottling and often shriveling of the leaves
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A pattern resembling a mosaic
Transducer formed by the light-sensitive surface on a television camera tube
- Mosaic \Mo*sa"ic\, n. [F. mosa["i]que; cf. Pr. mozaic, musec, Sp. & Pg. mosaico, It. mosaico, musaico, LGr. ?, ?, L. musivum; all fr. Gr. ? belonging to the Muses. See Muse the goddess.]
- 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. [1913 Webster]
- 2. A picture or design made in mosaic; an article decorated in mosaic. [1913 Webster]
- 3. Something resembling a mosaic; something made up of different pieces, fitted together by design to form a unified composition. [PJC]
- 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 map and photomosaic.
- 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. [PJC]
- Mosaic \Mo*sa"ic\, prop. a. [From Moses.] Of or pertaining to Moses, the leader of the Israelites, or established through his agency; as, the Mosaic law, rites, or institutions. [1913 Webster]
- Mosaic \Mo*sa"ic\, a. 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. [1913 Webster]
- A very beautiful mosaic pavement. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
- 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. [1913 Webster]
Synonyms of 'Mosaic'
From: Moby Thesaurus
Synonyms of 'mosaic'
From: Moby Thesaurus
- block print,
- color print,
- colors in patches,
- stained glass window,
- still life,
- variegated pattern,
- wall painting