lattice

noun
lat·tice | \ˈla-təs \

Definition of lattice 

1a : 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 : 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

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Other Words from lattice

lattice transitive verb
latticed \ˈla-tist \ adjective

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In their shack at the bottom of a hill in Balukhali refugee camp, a crude lattice of bamboo poles held up a roof made of cardboard strips and sheets of plastic. Shashank Bengali, latimes.com, "Worldwide, 1 in 110 people is displaced from home. Here's what life is like for some of them," 19 June 2018 Squid’s chewy texture is mitigated by a careful lattice of shallow cuts, its flavor accented with a touch of tobiko and shiso. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "No-frills Sushi Nakano one of the best casual sushi restaurants in Phoenix," 10 July 2018 Roll out second round of crust and cut into strips to weave a lattice, or roll into a circle and drape over the top, sealing together with the bottom round of dough. Chelsea Zwieg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Some fantastic pies to make for Pi Day - 3/14," 13 Mar. 2018 Wooden lattice windows made of thin wooden beams in a grid pattern create a lace effect that is in perfect harmony with the elegant 'maiko' (apprentice geisha) dancers, who can often be seen taking a stroll through the area. Scott Gilman, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Japan," 5 Oct. 2016 Sitting on five acres of land on the National Mall and adjacent to the Washington Monument, the 400,000-square-foot building enveloped in a bronze cast-aluminum lattice is a sight to behold. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "The Last Great Museum on the National Mall," 15 Sep. 2016 The lattice-like design of contrasting pale pink and hunter green leather creates a 3-D effect, evoking chain links or a sporty mesh net. Rebecca Ramsey, The Cut, "Fendi’s Leather Coat Is a Graphic Feat of Craftsmanship," 12 July 2018 The most stunning result was a dramatic sleeve design, extending from a corset on the body to envelop the arm in a lattice-like structure, which called to mind the shapes on the face of the famous Catalan cathedral. Rhonda Richford, The Hollywood Reporter, "Paris Couture Week: Elie Saab Says 'Ole,' Viktor & Rolf Say 'Remember When?'," 5 July 2018 The wicker frame echoes the Marcel Breuer Cesca cane chairs in the dining room — lattice furniture from the 1970s has enjoyed a modern-day resurgence due to its natural materials and breezy vibe. Leilani Marie Labong, San Francisco Chronicle, "Peace, love and a ’70s vibe rock a Berkeley home," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of lattice

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for lattice

Middle English latis, from Anglo-French latiz

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The first known use of lattice was in the 14th century

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lattice

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lattice

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

lattice

noun
lat·tice | \ˈla-təs \

Kids Definition of lattice

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

2 : a window or gate having a lattice

lattice

noun
lat·tice | \ˈlat-əs \

Medical Definition of lattice 

: a regular geometrical arrangement of points or objects over an area or in space: as

a : the geometrical arrangement of atoms in a crystal

called also space lattice

b : a geometrical arrangement of fissionable material in a nuclear reactor

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