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lattice

[lat-is] /ˈlæt ɪs/
noun
1.
a structure of crossed wooden or metal strips usually arranged to form a diagonal pattern of open spaces between the strips.
2.
a window, gate, or the like consisting of such a structure.
3.
Physics. the structure of fissionable and nonfissionable materials geometrically arranged within a nuclear reactor.
4.
Also called Bravais lattice, crystal lattice, space lattice. Crystallography. an arrangement in space of isolated points (lattice points) in a regular pattern, showing the positions of atoms, molecules, or ions in the structure of a crystal.
5.
Mathematics. a partially ordered set in which every subset containing exactly two elements has a greatest lower bound or intersection and a least upper bound or union.
verb (used with object), latticed, latticing.
6.
to furnish with a lattice or latticework.
7.
to form into or arrange like latticework.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English latis < Middle French lattis, derivative of latte lath < Germanic; see lath
Related forms
latticelike, adjective
Synonyms
1. trellis, grille, screen, grid.
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British Dictionary definitions for lattice points

lattice

/ˈlætɪs/
noun
1.
Also called latticework. an open framework of strips of wood, metal, etc, arranged to form an ornamental pattern
2.
  1. a gate, screen, etc, formed of such a framework
  2. (as modifier) a lattice window
3.
something, such as a decorative or heraldic device, resembling such a framework
4.
an array of objects or points in a periodic pattern in two or three dimensions, esp an array of atoms, ions, etc, in a crystal or an array of points indicating their positions in space See also Bravais lattice
verb
5.
to make, adorn, or supply with a lattice or lattices
Derived Forms
latticed, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French lattis, from lattelath
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Word Origin and History for lattice points
lattice
c.1300, from O.Fr. latta "lath," from Frank. (cf. O.H.G. latta "lath"). See lath.
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lattice points in Science
lattice
  (lāt'ĭs)   
A set of points that, when joined together, form the geometric shape of a mineral crystal. The lattice of the mineral halite, for example, is in the shape of a cube. See more at crystal.
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lattice points in the Bible

(1.) Heb. 'eshnabh, a latticed opening through which the cool breeze passes (Judg. 5:28). The flat roofs of the houses were sometimes enclosed with a parapet of lattice-work on wooden frames, to screen the women of the house from the gaze of the neighbourhood. (2.) Heb. harakim, the network or lattice of a window (Cant. 2:9). (3.) Heb. sebakhah, the latticed balustrade before a window or balcony (2 Kings 1:2). The lattice window is frequently used in Eastern countries.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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