lattice

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A wooden lattice
Lattice (algebra)

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From Middle English latis, from Middle French lattis(lathing), from Old French lattis, from latte(a lath), from Frankish *latta(a lath), from Proto-Germanic *lattǭ, *lattō, *laþþō(board; plank; ledge), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)latn-, *(s)lat-(beam; log). Cognate with Old High German latta(lath) (German Latte), Old English lætt(lath), Middle Low German lāde(plank, counter, sales counter), German Laden(shop). More at lath.

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lattice ‎(plural lattices)

  1. A flat panel constructed with widely-spaced crossed thin strips of wood or other material, commonly used as a garden trellis.
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, part 2, chapter 7
      It [a park]was now in ruinː the deer had climbed the broken palings, and reposed among the flowers; grass grew on the threshold, and the swinging lattice creaking to the wind, gave signal of utter desertion.
  2. (heraldry) A bearing with vertical and horizontal bands.
  3. (crystallography) a regular spacing or arrangement of geometric points, often decorated with a motif.
  4. (order theory) A partially ordered set in which every pair of elements has a unique supremum and a unique infimum.
  5. (group theory) A discrete subgroup of Rn which spans the real vector space Rn.

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lattice ‎(third-person singular simple present lattices, present participle latticing, simple past and past participle latticed)

  1. To make a lattice of.
    to lattice timbers
  2. To close, as an opening, with latticework; to furnish with a lattice.
    to lattice a window

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lattice m ‎(plural lattici)

  1. latex

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