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graticule

[grat-i-kyool] /ˈgræt ɪˌkyul/
noun
1.
Navigation. a network of parallels and meridians on a map or chart.
2.
Optics. a reticle.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < French < Latin crāticula, diminutive of crātis. See grate2, -cule
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  • Do not count any fiber that crosses the graticule boundary more than once.
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British Dictionary definitions for graticule

graticule

/ˈɡrætɪˌkjuːl/
noun
1.
the grid of intersecting lines, esp of latitude and longitude on which a map is drawn
2.
another name for reticle
3.
a transparent scale in front of a cathode-ray oscilloscope or other measuring instrument
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Latin crāticula, from crātis wickerwork
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