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grid

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noun \ˈgrid\

Simple Definition of grid

  • : a metal frame with bars running across it that is used to cover an opening

  • : a pattern of lines that cross each other to form squares on a piece of paper, a map, etc.

  • : a network of electrical wires and equipment that supplies electricity to a large area

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of grid

  1. 1 :  grating

  2. 2 a (1) :  a perforated or ridged metal plate used as a conductor in a storage battery (2) :  an electrode consisting of a mesh or a spiral of fine wire in an electron tube (3) :  a network of conductors for distribution of electric power; also :  a network of radio or television stations b :  a network of uniformly spaced horizontal and perpendicular lines (as for locating points on a map); also :  something resembling such a network <a road grid> c :  gridiron 3; broadly :  football

  3. 3 :  the starting positions of cars on a racecourse

  4. 4 :  a device in a photocomposer on which are located the characters to be exposed as the text is composed

Examples of grid in a sentence

  1. The students plotted points on a grid.

  2. The city streets form a grid.



Origin of grid

back-formation from gridiron


First Known Use: 1839

Other Electrical Engineering Terms

Rhymes with grid



GRID Defined for Kids

grid

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noun \ˈgrid\

Definition of grid for Students

  1. 1 :  a network of horizontal and perpendicular lines (as for locating places on a map)

  2. 2 :  a frame with bars running across it that is used to cover an opening

  3. 3 :  a group of electrical conductors that form a network





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