Does the word "tiles" have any other meaning rather than the usual square things to cover floors, walls or floors? I once read an article about the environment, to be more specific it talked about tiles in the sea bed. No teacher in Argentina, no internet site could give me a logical answer.

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According to the dictionary, the word “tile,” when used as a transitive verb means to cover with tiles or to install drainage tile in a specific area to aid in the velocity of water flow

When tile is used as a noun it can also mean several different things, such as: a: a flat or curved piece of fired clay, stone, or concrete used especially for roofs, floors, or walls and often for ornamental work b: a hollow or a semicircular and open earthenware or concrete piece used in constructing a drain c: a hollow building unit made of fired clay or of shale or gypsum.   A tile can also be a type of hat, especially a high silk hat.  Last but not least a tile can be a thin piece of material like cork, linoleum, or rubber used especially for covering floors or walls.  When playing a game a tile is a thin piece resembling a ceramic tile that usually bears a mark or letter and is used as a playing piece in a board game Scrabble.

I think the term you are looking for is a “flow tiles.”  This is a type of system set up to control the velocity of a water flow and could very well be included in the article you read.  I hope this helps.


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