Definition of mosaic noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//məʊˈzeɪɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//moʊˈzeɪɪk//
[countable, uncountable]
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a picture or pattern made by placing together small pieces of glass, stone, etc. of different colours a Roman mosaic a design in mosaic mosaic tiles (figurative) A mosaic of fields, rivers and woods lay below us. Word Originlate Middle English: from French mosaïque, based on Latin musi(v)um decoration with small square stones, perhaps ultimately from Greek mousa ‘a muse’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mosaic