mosaico
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (art)
a. mosaic
El mosaico romano que vimos en el museo representaba la lucha de un hombre con un león.The Roman mosaic we saw in the museum depicted the fight between a man and a lion.
2. (slab used for covering the floor)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
(River Plate)
a. floor tile
¿Te diste cuenta de que se levantaron varios mosaicos del cuarto de baño?Did you notice that some of the floor tiles in the bathroom have come off?
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(group)
a. mosaic
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
La isla es un mosaico de climas, lo que explica su biodiversidad.The island is a climatic mosaic, which accounts for its biodiversity.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (relating to Moses)
a. Mosaic
Sus enseñanzas ofrecían una nueva interpretación de los escritos mosaicos.His teachings offered a new interpretation of the Mosaic writings.
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mosaico
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (artístico)
a. mosaic
un mosaico de colores/ideologíasa patchwork of colors/ideologies
2. (baldosa)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. tile
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mosaico
adjective
Mosaic; of Moses
mosaico
1 (Arte) (gen) mosaic; (pavimento) tessellated pavement
un mosaico romano a Roman mosaic; un suelo de mosaico a mosaic floor
mosaico de madera marquetry
2 (conjunto)
un mosaico de grupos étnicos a whole spectrum of ethnic groups
Reúne a todo un mosaico de grupos étnicos, desde árabes sunitas y chiítas
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