Vary vs Mosaic - What's the difference?

vary | mosaic |


As nouns the difference between vary and mosaic

is that vary is (obsolete) alteration; change while mosaic is a piece of artwork created by placing colored squares (usually tiles) in a pattern so as to create a picture.

As a verb vary

is to change with time or a similar parameter.

As a adjective mosaic is

(of an individual) containing cells of varying genetic constitution.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

vary

English

Verb

(en-verb)
  • To change with time or a similar parameter.
  • He varies his magic tricks so as to minimize the possibility that any given audience member will see the same trick twice.
  • To institute a change in, from a current state; to modify.
  • You should vary your diet. Eating just bread will do you harm in the end.
  • * Waller
  • Gods, that never change their state, / Vary oft their love and hate.
  • * Dryden
  • We are to vary the customs according to the time and country where the scene of action lies.
  • Not to remain constant: to change with time or a similar parameter.
  • His mood varies by the hour.
    The sine function varies between &
  • x2212;1 and 1.
  • * Addison
  • While fear and anger, with alternate grace, / Pant in her breast, and vary in her face.
  • (of the members of a group) To display differences.
  • ''The sprouting tendency of potatoes varies between cultivars, years and places of growing.
  • To be or act different from the usual.
  • I'm not comfortable with 3.Nc3 in the Caro-Kann, so I decided to vary and play exd5.
  • To make of different kinds; to make different from one another; to diversity; to variegate.
  • * Sir Thomas Browne
  • God hath varied their inclinations.
  • * Milton
  • God hath here / Varied his bounty so with new delights.
  • (music) To embellish; to change fancifully; to present under new aspects, as of form, key, measure, etc. See variation .
  • (obsolete) To disagree; to be at variance or in dissension.
  • * Webster (1623)
  • the rich jewel which we vary for

    Noun

    (-)
  • (obsolete) Alteration; change.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Anagrams

    * ----

    mosaic

    English

    Alternative forms

    * mosaick (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A piece of artwork created by placing colored squares (usually tiles) in a pattern so as to create a picture.
  • (genetics) An individual composed of two or more cell lines of different genetic or chromosomal constitution, but from the same zygote.
  • (botany) A viral disease of plants.
  • A composite picture made from overlapping photographs.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (of an individual) Containing cells of varying genetic constitution.
  • See also

    * ("mosaic" on Wikipedia) *