reticle

reticle

[ret-i-kuhl]
noun Optics.
a network of fine lines, wires, or the like placed in the focus of the eyepiece of an optical instrument.
Also, reticule.


Origin:
1650–60; < Latin rēticulum little net, equivalent to rēt- (stem of rēte) net + -i- -i- + -culum -cle1

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reticle or (less commonly) reticule (ˈrɛtɪkəl)
 
n
Also called: graticule 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 observation
 
[C17: from Latin rēticulum a little net, from rēte net]
 
reticule or (less commonly) reticule
 
n
 
[C17: from Latin rēticulum a little net, from rēte net]

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