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Short Definition : picture made of small colorful inlaid tiles; ADJ.

(noun) art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass
(noun) viral disease in solanaceous plants (tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco) resulting in mottling and often shriveling of the leaves
(noun) a freeware browser
(noun) a pattern resembling a mosaic
(noun) transducer formed by the light-sensitive surface on a television camera tube
(noun) arrangement of aerial photographs forming a composite picture
Synonyms : arial mosaic , photomosaic

(adj) of or relating to Moses or the laws and writings attributed to him
Example Sentence
  • Mosaic Law

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mosaic

take in picture mosaic tiles.. they have many small cut colored stones on it..
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by RajeshBorkar


Short Definition : small speck (esp. of dust)

(noun) (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
Synonyms : atom , corpuscle , molecule , particle , speck

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mote

replace e with a and read from back its atom
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by saravpreet.302

like a mole
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by 1.6k

read as moth as in dal moth ( namkeen served in Indian homes) . This namkeen consists of small specks of dal
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by logic87

mote is actually opposite of Hindi mote. (Mote *motaa* means fat person in Hindi)
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by garrulous

Moti (Pearl). Its found in small sizes.
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by subhasish

mole + mite = mote Both mole and mite are tiny but of different things, but mote a inclusive term for both words, it is a tiny anything! :)
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by yang58

A famous quote from Jesus about hypocrisy reads, "cast out, first, the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the MOTE that is in thy brother's eye."
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by dshefman

A moth will chew your sweater to tiny motes
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by viciousvegetable


Short Definition : theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure

(noun) a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration
Synonyms : motive

(noun) a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music
Synonyms : motive

(noun) a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
Synonyms : theme
Example Sentence
  • it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for motif

relate with motive
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by cp.jethani


Short Definition : ability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously

(noun) ability to move spontaneously and independently
(noun) a change of position that does not entail a change of location
Synonyms : motion , move , movement
Example Sentence
  • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
  • movement is a sign of life
  • an impatient move of his hand
  • gastrointestinal motility

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for motility

motility remember it by near synonym mobility
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by amit251285

Motility decreases when motapa increases.
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Short Definition : multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)

(noun) a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
Example Sentence
  • a great assortment of cars was on display
  • he had a variety of disorders
  • a veritable smorgasbord of religions

(noun) a garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)
(noun) a multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England
(verb) make something more diverse and varied
Synonyms : variegate , vary
Example Sentence
  • Vary the menu

(verb) make motley; color with different colors
Synonyms : parti-color

(adj) consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds
Synonyms : assorted , miscellaneous , mixed , sundry
Example Sentence
  • an arrangement of assorted spring flowers
  • assorted sizes
  • miscellaneous accessories
  • a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music
  • a motley crew
  • sundry sciences commonly known as social

(adj) having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
Example Sentence
  • a jester dressed in motley
  • the painted desert
  • a particolored dress
  • a piebald horse
  • pied daisies

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for motley

If you and your friend goto shopping, he would suggest you in Hindi "Yeh Dress Math (MOT-Don't) LEY (take),Joker ki thara dhikegha". It didnt suit u as it was multi-coloured!
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by dornap

sounds like a medley of coulours..
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by 1.6k

rearrange motley <> moltey (multi)colored
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by kmr.akhil

sounds close to the few words of the song " more rang de(ley) basanti"
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by mon_m

motley>> multiLayer (of colour )
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by rockistani

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by mdhineshm


Short Definition : blotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors

(adj) having spots or patches of color
Synonyms : dappled

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mottled

MOTE( a speck/spot) + LED = SPOTT + ED
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by findktk

sometimes BOTTLED water has "patches of color"
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by userdce

mottled=bottled.....all the colours have been bottled in this bottle...u have to just make a hole in its bottle cap and spray it on the wall.....THATS SPRAY PAINTING......:D
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by verbal800

sounds like molded with different patches of molds
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by wsquare

motted sound like spotted
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by prashanT689

Motte in kannada means Egg. Egg os sparrow has many black patches on it.
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by srinathshetty

Motte mean EGG in kannada. Egg of sparro has many black patches on it.
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by srinathshetty

mote + LED >>> when we see LED's in a lighting over a house, it looks as if the house has colored spots of the color of LED's..
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by RajeshBorkar

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