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

 

mosaic

 noun
noun
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 Origin late Middle English: from French mosaïque, based on Latin musi(v)um decoration with small square stones, perhaps ultimately from Greek mousa ‘a muse’.
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