Spatial and Temporal Modeling and Analysis
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
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Schoenberg, F. P. 2006. Tessellations. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 6.
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
A tessellation may be defined as a division of a space into convex polygonal regions; divisions of the plane (R2) are most often discussed. While geometrists centuries ago reserved the term tessellation merely for divisions of the plane into regular polygons of equal size, most authors now define tessellations very broadly so as to include any arrangements of nonoverlapping shapes covering Rd, as well as partitions of other metric spaces.