follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

rete

[ree-tee] /ˈri ti/
noun, plural retia
[ree-shee-uh, -shuh, -tee-uh] /ˈri ʃi ə, -ʃə, -ti ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a pierced plate on an astrolabe, having projections whose points correspond to the fixed stars.
2.
a network, as of fibers, nerves, or blood vessels.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English riet < Latin rēte net
Related forms
retial
[ree-shee-uh l] /ˈri ʃi əl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for rete

rete

/ˈriːtɪ/
noun (pl) retia (ˈriːʃɪə; -tɪə)
1.
(anatomy) any network of nerves or blood vessels; plexus
Derived Forms
retial, adjective
Word Origin
C14 (referring to a metal network used with an astrolabe): from Latin rēte net
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
rete in Medicine

rete re·te (rē'tē)
n. pl. re·ti·a (rē'tē-ə, rē'shə)
An anatomical mesh, network, or structure, as of veins, arteries, or nerves.


re'ti·al (-tē-əl, -shəl) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
rete in Technology

artificial intelligence
/Re'te/ (From Latin "net") A net or network; a plexus; particularly, a network of blood vessels or nerves, or a part resembling a network.
[How is it used in AI? What is a "rete procedure "?]
(2002-03-14)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for rete

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for rete

4
4
Scrabble Words With Friends