[ ret-i-kuhl ]
/ ˈrɛt ɪ kəl /
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a network of fine lines, wires, or the like placed in the focus of the eyepiece of an optical instrument.
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British Dictionary definitions for reticle
less commonly reticule
/ (ˈrɛtɪkəl) /
a network of fine lines, wires, etc, placed in the focal plane of an optical instrument to assist measurement of the size or position of objects under observationAlso called: graticule
Word Origin for reticle
C17: from Latin rēticulum a little net, from rēte net
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