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Pronunciation : Mo*sa"ic
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. mosaïque; cf. Pr. mozaic, musec, Sp. & Pg. mosaico, It. mosaico, musaico, LGr. musivum; all fr. Gr. Muse the goddess.]
Definition : 1. (Fine Arts)

Defn: 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Mo*sa"ic
Part of Speech : a.
Definition : Defn: 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Mo*sa"ic
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [From Moses.]
Definition : Defn: Of or pertaining to Moses, the leader of the Israelites, or established through his agency; as, the Mosaic law, rites, or institutions.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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