Definition of Lattice

1. Noun. An arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions.

2. Noun. Small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted.
Exact synonyms: Grille, Wicket
Generic synonyms: Opening
Terms within: Stump

3. Noun. Framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal.
Exact synonyms: Fretwork, Latticework
Generic synonyms: Framework
Terms within: Lath
Specialized synonyms: Treillage, Trellis

Definition of Lattice

1. n. Any work of wood or metal, made by crossing laths, or thin strips, and forming a network; as, the lattice of a window; -- called also latticework.

2. v. i. To make a lattice of; as, to lattice timbers.

Definition of Lattice

1. Noun. A flat panel constructed with widely-spaced crossed thin strips of wood or other material, commonly used as a garden trellis. ¹

2. Noun. (crystallography) a regular spacing or arrangement of geometric points, often decorated with a motif. ¹

3. Noun. (context: order theory) A partially ordered set in which every pair of elements has a unique supremum and an infimum. ¹

4. Noun. (group theory) A discrete subgroup of Rn which spans the real vector space Rn. ¹

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Definition of Lattice

1. to form a structure consisting of interlaced strips of material [v -TICED, -TICING, -TICES]

Medical Definition of Lattice

1. An orderly arrangement of atoms in a material, usually thought of as an infinite series of cells forming a latticework of atoms in 3-dimensions. (05 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lattice

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latticed layer

Literary usage of Lattice

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The arch is formed by two lattice ribs hinged at the abutments. ... The roadway girders are lattice, 17 it. deep, supported from the arch riba at four ..."

2. A Manual of Applied Mechanics by William John Macquorn Rankine (1904)
"The shearing force and bending couple at this plane of section are to be determined exactly in the same manner as for a half-lattice girder, in Article 162. ..."

3. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1904)
"The open sides of compression members shall be provided with lattice having tie-plates at each end and at intermediate points where the lattice is ..."

4. Mathematical Crystallography and the Theory of Groups of Movements by Harold Hilton (1903)
"Again :— Every symmetry-plane of a lattice which contains one point of the lattice, contains a net of points ; for the symmetry-plane has a 2-al ..."

5. The Analytical Expression of the Results of the Theory of Space-groups by Ralph Walter Graystone Wyckoff (1922)
"Just as a simple lattice can be divided into unit prisms by three sets of planes parallel to the axes of coordinates, so any space grouping of points, ..."

6. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1843)
"RANDOM ASSOCIATIONS ON A lattice BY PAP MORAN Received 30 December 1946 Wishart ... Suppose we have a rectangular lattice of mn points, each independently ..."

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