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graticule

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noun grat·i·cule \ˈgra-tə-ˌkyül\

Definition of graticule

  1. 1 :  reticle

  2. 2 :  the network of lines of latitude and longitude upon which a map is drawn



Origin of graticule

French, from Latin craticula fine latticework, diminutive of cratis wickerwork, hurdle


First Known Use: 1914


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