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Mosaic vs. Collage

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Main Difference

The main difference between Mosaic and Collage is that the Mosaic is a image made from an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials and Collage is a technique of art production using assemblage of different forms.

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Wikipedia
  • Mosaic (noun)

    A piece of artwork created by placing colored squares (usually tiles) in a pattern so as to create a picture.

  • Mosaic (noun)

    An individual composed of two or more cell lines of different genetic or chromosomal constitution, but from the same zygote.

  • Mosaic (noun)

    Any of several viral diseases that cause mosaic-like patterns to appear on leaves.

  • Mosaic (noun)

    A composite picture made from overlapping photographs.

  • Mosaic (adjective)

    Containing cells of varying genetic constitution.

  • Collage (noun)

    A picture made by sticking other pictures onto a surface.

  • Collage (noun)

    A composite object or collection (abstract or concrete) created by the assemblage of various media; especially for a work of art such as text, film, etc..

  • Collage (noun)

    The technique of producing a work of art of this kind.

  • Collage (verb)

    To make into a collage.

Wiktionary
  • Mosaic (noun)

    a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small pieces of stone, tile, glass, etc.

    "the walls and vaults are decorated by marble and mosaic"

    "mosaics on the interior depict scenes from the Old Testament"

  • Mosaic (noun)

    a colourful and variegated pattern

    "the bird's plumage was a mosaic of slate-grey, blue, and brown"

  • Mosaic (noun)

    a combination of diverse elements forming a more or less coherent whole

    "a cultural mosaic"

  • Mosaic (noun)

    an arrangement of photosensitive elements in a television camera.

  • Mosaic (noun)

    an individual (especially an animal) composed of cells of two genetically different types.

  • Mosaic (noun)

    a virus disease that results in leaf variegation in tobacco, maize, sugar cane, and other plants.

  • Mosaic (verb)

    decorate with a mosaic

    "he mosaicked the walls, ceilings, and floors"

  • Mosaic (verb)

    combine (distinct or disparate elements) to form a picture or pattern

    "the digital data were combined, or mosaicked, to delineate counties"

  • Mosaic (adjective)

    of or associated with Moses.

  • Collage (noun)

    a piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric on to a backing.

  • Collage (noun)

    the art of making collages.

  • Collage (noun)

    a collection or combination of various things

    "a collage of musical genres"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Mosaic (noun)

    A surface decoration made by inlaying in patterns small pieces of variously colored glass, stone, or other material; - called also mosaic work.

  • Mosaic (noun)

    A picture or design made in mosaic; an article decorated in mosaic.

  • Mosaic (noun)

    Something resembling a mosaic{1}; something made up of different pieces, fitted together by design to form a unified composition.

  • Mosaic (adjective)

    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 ingredients.

  • Mosaic

    Of or pertaining to Moses, the leader of the Israelites, or established through his agency; as, the Mosaic law, rites, or institutions.

  • Collage (noun)

    any picture made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs, especially in unusual or surprising ways.

  • Collage (noun)

    the technique of producing a work of art that is a collage{1}.

  • Collage (noun)

    any composite object, whether abstract or concrete, created by assembling components of varied types.

  • Collage (noun)

    a film having scenes of different types or from different locations displayed in rapid succession without transitions.

Webster Dictionary
  • Mosaic (noun)

    art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass

  • Mosaic (noun)

    viral disease in solanaceous plants (tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco) resulting in mottling and often shriveling of the leaves

  • Mosaic (noun)

    a freeware browser

  • Mosaic (noun)

    a pattern resembling a mosaic

  • Mosaic (noun)

    transducer formed by the light-sensitive surface on a television camera tube

  • Mosaic (noun)

    assembly of aerial photographs forming a composite picture

  • Mosaic (adjective)

    of or relating to Moses or the laws and writings attributed to him;

    "Mosaic Law"

  • Mosaic (adjective)

    decorated with small pieces of colored glass or stone fitted together;

    "a mosaic floor"

    "a tessellated pavement"

  • Collage (noun)

    a paste-up made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs to form an artistic image;

    "he used his computer to make a collage of pictures superimposed on a map"

  • Collage (noun)

    any collection of diverse things;

    "a collage of memories"

Princeton's WordNet

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