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graticule

[ grat-i-kyool ]
/ ˈgræt ɪˌkyul /
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noun
Navigation. a network of parallels and meridians on a map or chart.
Optics. a reticle.
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Origin of graticule

1885–90; <French <Latin crāticula, diminutive of crātis.See grate2, -cule1
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British Dictionary definitions for graticule

graticule
/ (ˈɡrætɪˌkjuːl) /

noun
the grid of intersecting lines, esp of latitude and longitude on which a map is drawn
another name for reticle
a transparent scale in front of a cathode-ray oscilloscope or other measuring instrument

Word Origin for graticule

C19: from French, from Latin crāticula, from crātis wickerwork
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