Origin of latticed
- a structure of crossed wooden or metal strips usually arranged to form a diagonal pattern of open spaces between the strips.
- a window, gate, or the like consisting of such a structure.
- Physics. the structure of fissionable and nonfissionable materials geometrically arranged within a nuclear reactor.
- Also called Bravais lattice, crystal lattice, space lattice. Crystallography. an arrangement in space of isolated points (lattice points) in a regular pattern, showing the positions of atoms, molecules, or ions in the structure of a crystal.
- Mathematics. a partially ordered set in which every subset containing exactly two elements has a greatest lower bound or intersection and a least upper bound or union.
Origin of lattice
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Examples from the Web for latticed
This information can be processed and then fed back into the city, creating a latticed network of feedback loops.How Big Data Is Entering Every Corner of Our Lives
July 26, 2013
These were set in pots and on shelves near the latticed windows.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
Its sides were latticed; we could go up it hand over hand, like monkeys.Wandl the Invader
Raymond King Cummings
Flice said, musingly, as they approached the latticed passageway.Shapes that Haunt the Dusk
Behind this chapel was an inclosure, closed by a latticed gate.The Man in the Iron Mask
Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Outside were latticed grooves with tent, tent-poles, and rifles.A Simpleton
- Also called: latticework an open framework of strips of wood, metal, etc, arranged to form an ornamental pattern
- a gate, screen, etc, formed of such a framework
- (as modifier)a lattice window
- something, such as a decorative or heraldic device, resembling such a framework
- an array of objects or points in a periodic pattern in two or three dimensions, esp an array of atoms, ions, etc, in a crystal or an array of points indicating their positions in spaceSee also Bravais lattice
- to make, adorn, or supply with a lattice or lattices
Word Origin and History for latticed
c.1300, from Old French latiz "lattice," from late "lath, board, plank, batten" (Modern French latte), from Frankish or some other Germanic source, cf. Old High German latta "lath;" see lath).
- A set of points that, when joined together, form the geometric shape of a mineral crystal. The lattice of the mineral halite, for example, is in the shape of a cube. See more at crystal.