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grid (ɡrɪd)
1.  See gridiron
2.  a network of horizontal and vertical lines superimposed over a map, building plan, etc, for locating points
3.  a grating consisting of parallel bars
4.  the grid the national network of transmission lines, pipes, etc, by which electricity, gas, or water is distributed
5.  (NZ) short for national grid
6.  electronics Also called: control grid
 a.  screen grid See also suppressor grid an electrode situated between the cathode and anode of a valve usually consisting of a cylindrical mesh of wires, that controls the flow of electrons between cathode and anode
 b.  (as modifier): the grid bias
7.  See starting grid
8.  a plate in an accumulator that carries the active substance
9.  any interconnecting system of links: the bus service formed a grid across the country
10.  Northern English dialect word for face
[C19: back formation from gridiron]

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