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noun \ˈgrid\

Definition of grid

  1. 1 :  grating

  2. 2a (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 stationsb :  a network of uniformly spaced horizontal and perpendicular lines (as for locating points on a map); also :  something resembling such a network a road gridc :  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.

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Origin and Etymology of grid

back-formation from gridiron

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GRID Defined for English Language Learners

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noun

Definition of grid for English Language Learners

  • : 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


GRID Defined for Kids

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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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