lattice

noun

lat·​tice ˈla-təs How to pronounce lattice (audio)
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
: 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
lattice transitive verb
latticed adjective

Examples of lattice in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English latis, from Anglo-French latiz

First Known Use

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

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

Dictionary Entries Near lattice

Cite this Entry

“Lattice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lattice. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

lattice

noun
lat·​tice ˈlat-əs How to pronounce lattice (audio)
1
a
: a framework or structure of crossed wood or metal strips
b
: a window, door, or gate having a lattice
2
: an arrangement of points or objects that is evenly spaced over an area or throughout a volume
the lattice of atoms in a crystal
latticed adjective

Medical Definition

lattice

noun
lat·​tice ˈlat-əs How to pronounce lattice (audio)
: 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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