lattice
noun Etymology: Middle English latis, from Anglo-French latiz Date: 14th century 1. a. a framework or structure of crossed wood or metal strips b. a window, door, or gate having a lattice c. a network or design resembling a lattice 2. a regular geometrical arrangement of points or objects over an area or in space; specifically the arrangement of atoms in a crystal 3. a mathematical set that has some elements ordered and that is such that for any two elements there exists a greatest element in the subset of all elements less than or equal to both and a least element in the subset of all elements greater than or equal to both • lattice transitive verblatticed adjective

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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, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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