Arrangement of geometric shapes on a plane surface or region without any gaps or overlapping between the shapes.

The arrangement of shapes in three-dimensional space is called a honeycomb.


Of the regular polygons, only equilateral triangles, squares, hexagons, octagons and decagons can be used to create a tessellation on a plane, and in 15 different arrangements.


This is an example of a periodic tessellation using squares and rectangles:

This tessellation is obtained through rotations and reflections of the same pattern :

This tessellation is made up of regular hexagons only:


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