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Definition art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as stone or tile

or more rarely:

anything made of many differing parts of equal importance, but varying appearance

Much more rarely, "Mosaic" can mean "related to Moses". A comprehensive dictionary will show numerous other more specialized meanings based upon the primary meaning.
  • The museum preserved a beautiful mosaic floor.
mosaic = art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass
  • Its peoples are assimilated into a cultural mosaic.
  • mosaic = anything made of many differing parts of equal importance, but varying appearance
  • The museum has a mosaic that dates back to the 13th century.
  • mosaic = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as stone or tile
  • Turning his back to the others, he walked toward the towering windows, searching for any inspiration in their stained-glass mosaics.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • mosaics = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as glass
  •   "It isn't any one thing," the Count said after a moment. "It is an assembly of small details."
      "Like in a mosaic."
      "Yes. Like in a mosaic."
    Amor Towles  --  A Gentleman in Moscow
  • mosaic = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as stone or tile
  • Suddenly everything seemed to fit together in a dreadful mosaic.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • mosaic = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as stone or tile
  • For days they'd been scrubbing the villa so that the mosaic floors shined like diamonds, so that every silver bowl and goblet gleamed.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79
  • mosaic = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as stone or tile
  • Intricate mosaic tiles, handpicked by Baba in Isfahan, covered the floors of the four bathrooms.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • mosaic = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as tile
  • Nevertheless, in this way I collected enough fragments of the past to make a reconstruction of it, which must have borne as much relation to the real thing as a mosaic portrait would to the original.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Blind Assassin
  • mosaic = a picture made of many pieces of colored material such as stone or tile
  • I saw it as a perfect mosaic, each person playing his or her allotted part.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • mosaic = something made of many differing parts of equal importance, but varying appearance
  • Then again, and again, tearing the pieces down until they grew smaller and smaller, tiny bits like the stones of a crazy mosaic.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • mosaic = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as stone or tile
  • I had my own lake, three hundred rooms, frescoes of gold, mosaics done in pearls and diamonds—I could finally live like a human being!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • mosaics = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as stone or tile
  • Alderman gazed at the mosaic ceiling.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hammer of Thor
  • mosaic = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as stone or tile
  • The floor of the corridor was a mosaic of colorful stones, with a winding path of red tiles set into it.
    Ernest Cline  --  Ready Player One
  • mosaic = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as stone or tile
  • I lay where I had fallen upon the mosaic floor, with its fish and purpled fruits.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • mosaic = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as stone or tile
  • Collins made notes for a little thesis pointing out the inferiority of the original mosaics to their photographs.
    Evelyn Waugh  --  Brideshead Revisited
  • mosaics = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as stone or tile
  • It smelled faintly of macaroni and cheese but there was a crystal chandelier hanging from the ceiling, a funky mosaic tile around the mantel, and real logs in the fireplace.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • mosaic = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as tile
  • The far wall of the ballroom was decorated with a huge quartz and agate mosaic of the queen's face and, as Redd approached it, the portrait's mouth opened and she entered a secret passage known only to herself and The Cat.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • mosaic = a picture made of many pieces of colored material such as stone
  • Alyss shot two orb generators at the quartz and agate mosaic and-kerboosh!
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • mosaic = a picture made of many pieces of colored material such as stone
  • We'd done macaroni mosaics the week before,
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
mosaics = art consisting of a design made of many pieces

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