graticule

[grat-i-kyool]

noun

Navigation. a network of parallels and meridians on a map or chart.
Optics. a reticle.

Nearby words

  1. grateful dead,
  2. gratefully,
  3. grater,
  4. gratiae,
  5. gratian,
  6. gratification,
  7. gratify,
  8. gratifying,
  9. gratin,
  10. gratinate

Origin of graticule

1885–90; < French < Latin crāticula, diminutive of crātis. See grate2, -cule1

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British Dictionary definitions for graticule

graticule

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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