réseau

reseau

[rey-zoh, ruh-]
noun, plural reseaux [rey-zohz, -zoh, ruh-] , reseaus.
1.
2.
a netted or meshed ground in lace.
3.
Astronomy. a network of fine lines on a glass plate, used in a photographic telescope to produce a corresponding network on photographs of the stars.
4.
Meteorology. a system of weather stations under the direction of a single agency or cooperating for common goals.
5.
Photography. a screen having minute colored filters, used in some forms of color photography.
Also, réseau.


Origin:
1570–80; < French réseau, Old French resel, diminutive of rais net < Vulgar Latin *rētis (singular) or *rētēs (plural), for Latin rēte

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reseau (ˈrɛzəʊ)
 
n , pl -seaux, -seaus
1.  a mesh background to a lace or other pattern
2.  astronomy a network of fine lines cut into a glass plate used as a reference grid on star photographs
3.  photog a screen covered in a regular pattern of minute coloured dots or lines, formerly used in colour photography
 
[C19: from French, from Old French resel a little net, from rais net, from Latin rēte]

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