Origin of latticing
- a structure of crossed wooden or metal strips usually arranged to form a diagonal pattern of open spaces between the strips.
- a window, gate, or the like consisting of such a structure.
- Physics. the structure of fissionable and nonfissionable materials geometrically arranged within a nuclear reactor.
- Also called Bravais lattice, crystal lattice, space lattice. Crystallography. an arrangement in space of isolated points (lattice points) in a regular pattern, showing the positions of atoms, molecules, or ions in the structure of a crystal.
- Mathematics. a partially ordered set in which every subset containing exactly two elements has a greatest lower bound or intersection and a least upper bound or union.
Origin of lattice
1350–1400; Middle English latis < Middle French lattis, derivative of latte lath < Germanic; see lath
SynonymsSee more synonyms for lattice on Thesaurus.com
1. trellis, grille, screen, grid.
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Examples from the Web for latticing
The nation displayed their love to Charles the Second, by latticing the forests.An History of Birmingham (1783)
- Also called: latticework an open framework of strips of wood, metal, etc, arranged to form an ornamental pattern
- a gate, screen, etc, formed of such a framework
- (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
- to make, adorn, or supply with a lattice or lattices
C14: from Old French lattis, from latte lath
Word Origin and History for latticing
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).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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