lattice

[ lat-is ]
/ ˈlæt ɪs /

noun

verb (used with object), lat·ticed, lat·tic·ing.

to furnish with a lattice or latticework.
to form into or arrange like latticework.

Origin of lattice

1350–1400; Middle English latis < Middle French lattis, derivative of latte lath < Germanic; see lath
Related formslat·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 Formslatticed, adjective

Word Origin for lattice

C14: from Old French lattis, from latte lath
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Word Origin and History for lattice

lattice


n.

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).

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Science 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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