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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Definitions for reticulation

  1. a netlike formation, arrangement, or appearance; network.

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Citations for reticulation
... Ralph Marvell, stretched on his back in the grass, lay gazing up at a black reticulation of branches between which bits of sky gleamed with the hardness and brilliancy of blue enamel. Edith Wharton, The Custom of the Country, 1913
Her appearance has changed as well, and I don't mean just the intense reticulation of lines and wrinkles, the true stigmata of life. Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman, 2013
Origin of reticulation
Reticulation Is a derivative of the adjective reticulate (and the noun suffix -ion), of Latin origin. Reticulate comes from Latin rēticulātus “covered with a net, having a netlike pattern,” a derivative of the noun rēticulum “small net, a network bag,” itself a derivative of rēte “net (for hunting, fishing, fowling).” Reticulation entered English in the 17th century.