multigrid

adjective

mul·​ti·​grid ˌməl-tē-ˈgrid How to pronounce multigrid (audio)
-ˌtī-
mathematics
: relating to or being any of multiple stepwise methods of refining an approximate solution to a differential equation by mapping the error of the approximate solution onto a progressively coarser grid (see grid sense 2b)

Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multigrid was in 1977

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“Multigrid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multigrid. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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