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lattice

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noun lat·tice \ˈla-təs\

Simple Definition of lattice

  • : a frame or structure made of crossed wood or metal strips

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lattice

  1. 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. 2 :  a regular geometrical arrangement of points or objects over an area or in space; specifically :  the arrangement of atoms in a crystal

  3. 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 verb
latticed play \-tist\ adjective

Origin of lattice

Middle English latis, from Anglo-French latiz


First Known Use: 14th century

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LATTICE Defined for Kids

lattice

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noun lat·tice \ˈla-təs\

Definition of lattice for Students

  1. 1 :  a structure made of thin strips of wood or metal that cross each other

  2. 2 :  a window or gate having a lattice




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lattice

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noun lat·tice \ˈlat-əs\

Medical Definition of lattice

  1. :  a regular geometrical arrangement of points or objects over an area or in space: asa:  the geometrical arrangement of atoms in a crystal—called also space latticeb:  a geometrical arrangement of fissionable material in a nuclear reactor




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