a grating of crossed bars; gridiron.
a metallic framework employed in a storage cell or battery for conducting the electric current and supporting the active material.
a system of electrical distribution serving a large area, especially by means of high-tension lines.
Electronics. an electrode in a vacuum tube, usually consisting of parallel wires, a coil of wire, or a screen, for controlling the flow of electrons between the other electrodes.
Surveying. a basic system of reference lines for a region, consisting of straight lines intersecting at right angles.
a network of horizontal and perpendicular lines, uniformly spaced, for locating points on a map, chart, or aerial photograph by means of a system of coordinates.
Architecture. a rectangular system of coordinates used in locating the principal elements of a plan.
Football. gridiron (def. 1).
Idioms about grid
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How to use grid in a sentence
In response, the state’s electric grid manager, a private non-profit known as CAISO, said the system was overtaxed and it ordered utilities to cut power to customers, as you may have noticed, for the first time since the 2001 energy crisis.Environment Report: Real Estate Sellers Aren’t Required to Disclose Sea Level Rise Risk | MacKenzie Elmer | August 24, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
According to Blanchette’s model, the birds arrange themselves as if they were each standing on their own hexagon in a grid.
These microgrids continue to provide power to smaller communities if their larger grid is shut off.
It also had to be within a few hours’ drive of JPL, and not totally off the grid — the rover team slept in hotels, ate dinner in restaurants and had reliable Wi-Fi to send data to the Earth team every night.To rehearse Perseverance’s mission, scientists pretended to be a Mars rover | Lisa Grossman | July 29, 2020 | Science News
Siegele said the consultant based the recommended upfront cost on “bad math” and undershot SDG&E’s true profit from building the grid on public land.Morning Report: How We Got Here With Smart Streetlights | Voice of San Diego | July 10, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
The sound of birds, quail, even doe, make a wild grid of noise.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was around noon that Brinsley chucked the phone behind a radiator at the basketball stadium and went off the grid.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish | M.L. Nestel | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Skiing would appear to be the ultimate off-the-grid activity.
Several experiments in the emerging vehicle-to-grid sector are underway.
So it is not surprising that a larger-scale vehicle-to-grid project is underway in Southern California.
He huddled as close to the grid as he could get, alert to the slightest movement below as the prisoner faced his captors.Star Born | Andre Norton
On impulse he stopped to measure it, sure he could squeeze through here, if he could work loose the grid.Star Born | Andre Norton
The return from the grid is by means of the small pipe leading to the top of the large water tank.Langley Memoir on Mechanical Flight, Parts I and II | S. P. (Samuel Pierpont) Langley and Charles M. (Charles Matthews) Manly
You could tell, because the steel was rusting in the salt air, and the grid shone through the green paint in red-orange.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
Then there is the man that pops sugary beans over a charcoal fire, and makes a delicious noise with his shaking grid-like box.A Journal from Japan | Marie Carmichael Stopes
British Dictionary definitions for grid
a network of horizontal and vertical lines superimposed over a map, building plan, etc, for locating points
a grating consisting of parallel bars
the grid the national network of transmission lines, pipes, etc, by which electricity, gas, or water is distributed
NZ short for national grid
Also called: control grid electronics
(as modifier): the grid bias
See starting grid
a plate in an accumulator that carries the active substance
any interconnecting system of links: the bus service formed a grid across the country
Northern English dialect word for face
- gridded, adjective
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