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lattice

[ lat-is ]
/ ˈlæt ɪs /
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noun
verb (used with object), lat·ticed, lat·tic·ing.
to furnish with a lattice or latticework.
to form into or arrange like latticework.
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Origin of lattice

1350–1400; Middle English latis<Middle French lattis, derivative of latte lath <Germanic; see lath

OTHER WORDS FROM lattice

lat·tice·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lattice

lattice
/ (ˈlætɪs) /

noun
Also called: latticework an open framework of strips of wood, metal, etc, arranged to form an ornamental pattern
  1. a gate, screen, etc, formed of such a framework
  2. (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
verb
to make, adorn, or supply with a lattice or lattices

Derived forms of lattice

latticed, adjective

Word Origin for lattice

C14: from Old French lattis, from latte lath
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Scientific definitions for lattice

lattice
[ lătĭs ]

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.
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