lattice

noun
lat·​tice | \ ˈla-təs How to pronounce lattice (audio) \

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 How to pronounce latticed (audio) \ adjective

Examples of lattice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Form the lattice by placing the other half of the strips diagonally across the first strips. Kristen Massad, Dallas News, "3 classic apple recipes to try this fall, from deep dish pie to quiche," 8 Oct. 2020 Verizon is proposing a 250-foot tall self support style lattice tower to meet its coverage objectives. Tracy Neal, Arkansas Online, "Benton County planners approve cell tower request," 8 Oct. 2020 The cryptographic scheme is based on prior work that used a lattice that included an algebraic ring, Dr. LaMacchia says. Sara Castellanos, WSJ, "The Contest to Protect Almost Everything on the Internet," 7 Oct. 2020 The yard is a lattice of vines and stems and leaves and hoses and cords and rubber snakes, which tangle in the dirt, playing scarecrows. Christopher Borrelli, chicagotribune.com, "A dedicated cult of growers look to grow the biggest giant pumpkin in Illinois, aiming for 2,000 pounds. And the winner is ...," 2 Oct. 2020 Longer dresses had lattice work providing just flashes of skin. Colleen Barry, Star Tribune, "Valentino closes Milan Fashion Week with lush live show," 27 Sep. 2020 In metals, for example, the electrons with the highest energies occupy a band that is not filled to capacity, so the electrons can move throughout the atomic lattice, allowing the material to conduct electricity. Quanta Magazine, "Alchemy Arrives in a Burst of Light," 30 Sep. 2020 Today, the home draws the eye with brick planters, green shingles and lattice windows. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Studio City home where Rihanna, Britney Spears recorded songs comes to market," 29 Sep. 2020 All of the key elements, florals, lace, lattice, also were reinterpreted also for men: a floral hoodie, a lace short and top set, a ruffle-front shirt over shorts. Colleen Barry, Star Tribune, "Valentino closes Milan Fashion Week with lush live show," 27 Sep. 2020

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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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21 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Lattice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lattice. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for lattice

lattice

noun
How to pronounce lattice (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of lattice

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

lattice

noun
lat·​tice | \ ˈla-təs How to pronounce lattice (audio) \

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 How to pronounce lattice (audio) \

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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