Definition of Grating

1. Noun. A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air.

Exact synonyms: Grate
Generic synonyms: Barrier
Specialized synonyms: Grille, Radiator Grille
Derivative terms: Grate



2. Adjective. Unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound. "A gravelly voice"
Exact synonyms: Gravelly, Rasping, Raspy, Rough, Scratchy
Similar to: Cacophonic, Cacophonous
Derivative terms: Rasp, Roughness, Scratch

3. Noun. A frame of iron bars to hold a fire.
Exact synonyms: Grate
Generic synonyms: Framework
Group relationships: Furnace, Cooking Stove, Kitchen Range, Kitchen Stove, Range, Stove
Derivative terms: Grate, Grate

4. Noun. Optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce its spectrum.
Exact synonyms: Diffraction Grating
Specialized synonyms: Echelon
Generic synonyms: Optical Device

Definition of Grating

1. n. A partition, covering, or frame of parallel or cross bars; a latticework resembling a window grate; as, the grating of a prison or convent.

2. a. That grates; making a harsh sound; harsh.

3. n. A harsh sound caused by attrition.

4. n. A system of close equidistant parallel lines or bars, esp. lines ruled on a polished surface, used for producing spectra by diffraction. Gratings have been made with over 40,000 such lines to the inch, but those with a somewhat smaller number give the best definition.

Definition of Grating

1. Adjective. (typically of a voice) harsh and unpleasant ¹

2. Noun. A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air. ¹

3. Noun. A frame of iron bars to hold a fire ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of grate) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grating

1. a network of bars covering an opening [n -S]

Medical Definition of Grating

1. 1. A partition, covering, or frame of parallel or cross bars; a latticework resembling a window grate; as, the grating of a prison or convent. 2. (Optics) A system of close equidistant and parallel lines lines or bars, especially lines ruled on a polished surface, used for producing spectra by diffraction; called also diffraction grating. 3. The strong wooden lattice used to cover a hatch, admitting light and air; also, a movable Lattice used for the flooring of boats. See: Grate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Grating

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1. The Astrophysical Journal by American Astronomical Society, University of Chicago (1905)
"INTENSITY OF grating SPECTRA BY RW WOOD Having had occasion recently to plan for the construction of a short-focus spectrograph of fairly large dispersion ..."

2. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1904)
"The equipotential surfaces at a distance from the wires become more and more nearly planes parallel to that of the grating. If in the equation we make y ..."

3. Physical Optics by Robert Williams Wood (1914)
"A diffraction grating gives a normal spectrum, that is, one in which the distances between the lines are proportional to their difference of wave-length. ..."

4. The Theory of Light by Thomas Preston (1890)
"For ordinary purposes a 10000 grating is sufficient, but for photographing in the ultra-violet it is best to have a 20000 grating with a ruled space of 5i ..."

5. A Treatise on Light by Robert Alexander Houstoun (1915)
"It is, for example, possible to have a grating in which half the incident ... Rowland made an important step forward by ruling a grating on a spherical ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"Then the f/ /I spending to the edges А, В of the grating) is mnX. "^ If BQ be the direction for the first minimum (the Fle- " darkness between the central ..."

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