col·lage (kō-läzh, kə-)
a. An artistic composition of materials and objects pasted over a surface, often with unifying lines and color.
b. A work, such as a literary piece, composed of both borrowed and original material.
2. The art of creating such compositions.
3. An assemblage of diverse elements: a collage of conflicting memories.
v. col·laged, col·lag·ing, col·lag·es
To paste (diverse materials) over a surface, thereby creating an artistic product.
To create such an artistic product.
[French, from coller, to glue, from colle, glue, from Vulgar Latin *colla, from Greek kolla.]
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