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reseau

[rey-zoh, ruh-] /reɪˈzoʊ, rə-/
noun, plural reseaux
[rey-zohz, -zoh, ruh-] /reɪˈzoʊz, -ˈzoʊ, rə-/ (Show IPA),
reseaus.
1.
a network.
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
1570-1580
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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British Dictionary definitions for reseau

reseau

/ˈrɛzəʊ/
noun (pl) -seaux (-zəʊ; -zəʊz), -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
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Old French resel a little net, from rais net, from Latin rēte
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