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A tiling of regular polygons (in two dimensions), polyhedra (three dimensions), or polytopes (n dimensions) is called a tessellation. Tessellations can be specified using a Schläfli symbol. The breaking up of self-intersecting polygons into simple polygons is also called tessellation , or more properly, polygon tessellation. There are exactly three regular tessellations composed of regular polygons symmetrically tiling the plane.

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Archimedean solid | Cairo tessellation | cell | demiregular tessellation | dual tessellation | hexagonal grid | hinged tessellation | honeycomb | honeycomb conjecture | Kepler's monsters | regular tessellation | Schläfli symbol | semiregular polyhedron | semiregular tessellation | space-filling polyhedron | spiral similarity | square grid | symmetry | tiling | triangular grid | triangular symmetry group | triangulation | wallpaper groups