graticule

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French, from Latin crāticula, diminutive form of crātis.

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graticule (plural graticules)

  1. A grid of horizontal and vertical lines.
  2. (specifically, optics, UK) Synonym for reticle
  3. (specifically, geography) The network of lines of latitude and longitude that make a up a coordinate system such as the one used on the Earth.
  4. A nearly square or nearly rectangular region created by a graticule.

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