Base Element

Base Element

Drawing used as a base object to produce repeated congruent figures to cover a surface, like a tessellation, or to create a border, like a frieze, or set of numbers used to suggest a numerical sequence.

The repetition of a base element is a synonym of pattern or sequence.


  • In the number sequence 1, 2, 3, 1, 2 3, 1, 2, 3, …, the set {1, 2, 3} is the base element of the sequence.
  • In the frieze

    The base element is:

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