Definition of lattice
1a : a framework or structure of crossed wood or metal stripsb : a window, door, or gate having a latticec : 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
latticedplay \ˈla-tist\ adjective
Recent Examples of lattice from the Web
A full package would cost between $2,000 and $3,000 and include steel-lattice walls and a corrugated roof.
Gone is the Jewish quarter, the markets with their monasteries, and the lattice balconies and sculptured masonry of another Sunni silk road city.
The 230-kilovolt, dual cycle power lines will be strung from lattice towers along a 130-foot wide right-of-way accessible by a 20-foot road, Hankins noted.
Bake at 400 degrees until juices bubble at the center and lattice turns crisp and brown, 45 to 50 minutes.
Pennsylvania State Police Trooper David Beohm said the oldest child was locked inside a cage made from plywood and lattice.
Under an atomic microscope, graphene looks like a flat lattice of hexagons in a honeycomb arrangement.
The lattice-like look is said to be in homage to the lace on Hallmark’s Valentine’s cards.
Or: Instead of the lattice, lithium metal could act as the anode—
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Origin and Etymology of lattice
Middle English latis, from Anglo-French latiz
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
LATTICE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lattice for English Language Learners
: a frame or structure made of crossed wood or metal strips
LATTICE Defined for Kids
Definition of lattice for Students
1 : a structure made of thin strips of wood or metal that cross each other
2 : a window or gate having a lattice
Medical Definition of lattice
: 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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