Lattice
Lattice Lat"tice, n. [OE. latis, F. lattis lathwork, fr. latte lath. See {Latten}, 1st {Lath}.] 1. Any work of wood, metal, plastic, or other solid material, made by crossing a series of parallel laths, or thin strips, with another series at a diagonal angle, and forming a network with openings between the strips; as, the lattice of a window; -- called also {latticework}. [1913 Webster]

The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, and cried through the lattice. --Judg. v. 28. [1913 Webster]

2. (Her.) The representation of a piece of latticework used as a bearing, the bands being vertical and horizontal. [1913 Webster]

3. (Crystallography) The arrangement of atoms or molecules in a crystal, represented as a repeating arrangement of points in space, each point representing the location of an atom or molecule; called also {crystal lattice} and {space lattice}. [PJC]

{Lattice bridge}, a bridge supported by lattice girders, or latticework trusses.

{Lattice girder} (Arch.), a girder of which the wed consists of diagonal pieces crossing each other in the manner of latticework.

{Lattice plant} (Bot.), an aquatic plant of Madagascar ({Ouvirandra fenestralis}), whose leaves have interstices between their ribs and cross veins, so as to resemble latticework. A second species is {Ouvirandra Berneriana}. The genus is merged in {Aponogeton} by recent authors. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lattice — may refer to: In art and design: Latticework an ornamental criss crossed framework, an arrangement of crossing laths or other thin strips of material Lattice (pastry) In engineering: A lattice shape truss structure In mathematics: Lattice (order) …   Wikipedia

  • Lattice — Lat tice, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Latticed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Latticing}.] 1. To make a lattice of; as, to lattice timbers. [1913 Webster] 2. To close, as an opening, with latticework; to furnish with a lattice; as, to lattice a window. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lattice — [lat′is] n. [ME latis < OFr lattis < latte < MHG < OHG latta: see LATH] 1. an openwork structure of crossed strips or bars of wood, metal, etc. used as a screen, support, etc. 2. something resembling or suggesting such a structure 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Lattice — bezeichnet: eine Filtermethode Latticefilter eine Elektronikfirma, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation das englische Wort für Gitter das Softwareunternehmen Lattice, Incorporated (u.a. Autor von Lattice C) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lattice — (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. latiz lattice, from late lath, board, plank, batten (Mod.Fr. latte), from Frankish or some other Germanic source, Cf. O.H.G. latta lath; see LATH (Cf. lath)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lattice — [latis] n. m. ÉTYM. Mil. XXe; mot angl. « treillis ». ❖ ♦ (Anglic.). Math., log. Treillis …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • lattice — v. latice …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • lattice —  Lattice  Кристаллическая решетка   Пространственное периодическое расположение атомов или ионов в кристалле. Для описания кристаллической решётки достаточно знать расположение частиц в элементарной ячейке кристалла, повторением которой… …   Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • lattice — [n] mesh, trellis filigree, frame, fretwork, grating, grid, grill, latticework, net, network, openwork, reticulation, screen, structure, tracery, web; concept 259 Ant. solid …   New thesaurus

  • lattice — ► NOUN 1) a structure or pattern consisting of strips crossing each other with square or diamond shaped spaces left between. 2) a regular repeated three dimensional arrangement of atoms, ions, or molecules in a metal or other crystalline solid.… …   English terms dictionary

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