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 for Mosaic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
     [1913 Webster]
           A very beautiful mosaic pavement.        --Addison.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
     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.
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     2. A picture or design made in mosaic; an article decorated
        in mosaic.
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     3. Something resembling a mosaic[1]; something made up of
        different pieces, fitted together by design to form a
        unified composition.
     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
     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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or relating to Moses or the laws and writings
             attributed to him; "Mosaic Law"
      n 1: art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored
           stone or glass
      2: viral disease in solanaceous plants (tomatoes, potatoes,
         tobacco) resulting in mottling and often shriveling of the
      3: a freeware browser
      4: a pattern resembling a mosaic
      5: transducer formed by the light-sensitive surface on a
         television camera tube
      6: arrangement of aerial photographs forming a composite picture
         [syn: mosaic, arial mosaic, photomosaic]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "mosaic":
     abstract, abstraction, altarpiece, block print, check, checked,
     checker, checkerboard, checkered, checkerwork, chessboard, chimera,
     collage, color print, colors in patches, copy, crazy-work,
     cyclorama, daub, diptych, engraving, fresco, harlequin, icon,
     illumination, illustration, image, likeness, marquetry, miniature,
     montage, mural, panorama, parquet, parquetry, patchwork,
     photograph, picture, plaid, pomato, potomato, print,
     representation, reproduction, stained glass window, stencil,
     still life, tableau, tapestry, tartan, tessellate, tessellated,
     tessellation, tesserae, topato, triptych, variegated pattern,
     wall painting

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "Mosaic":
     Biblical, Gospel, New-Testament, Old-Testament, apocalyptic,
     apostolic, canonical, evangelic, evangelistic, gospel, inspired,
     prophetic, revealed, revelational, scriptural, textual, textuary,

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     NCSA's+browser+({client"> NCSA's browser ({client) for the
     Mosaic has been described as "the killer application of the
     1990s" because it was the first program to provide a slick
     multimedia graphical user interface to the Internet's
     burgeoning wealth of distributed information services
     (formerly mostly limited to FTP and Gopher) at a time when
     access to the Internet was expanding rapidly outside its
     previous domain of academia and large industrial research
     NCSA Mosaic was originally designed and programmed for the X
     Window System by Marc Andreessen and Eric Bina at NCSA.
     Version 1.0 was released in April 1993, followed by two
     maintenance releases during summer 1993.  Version 2.0 was
     released in December 1993, along with version 1.0 releases for
     both the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows.  An
     Acorn Archimedes port is underway (May 1994).
     Marc Andreessen, who created the NCSA Mosaic research
     prototype as an undergraduate student at the University of
     Illinois left to start Mosaic Communications Corporation
     along with five other former students and staff of the
     university who were instrumental in NCSA Mosaic's design and
     E-mail:  (X version),
     (Windows version),  (general help).

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